One Dead, Two Injured in Car vs. Semi

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:45 AM by News Room
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - One person has died and two others were hurt after a crash in Barron County Monday afternoon.  The crash happened just before 1pm on Barron County Road I near Chetek.  The Wisconsin State Patrol says.  53-year-old Edward Wakefield of Dallas was driving westbound on County Highway I when he hit a semi traveling eastbound on County I.  A passenger in Wakefield's vehicle, identified as Robert Warnecke of Dallas, died from injuries suffered in the crash.   Wakefield along with a second passenger identified as Ashley Halpin of Chippewa Falls,  were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi, 42-year-old Shawn Charles Robbins of Rice Lake, was not injured.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation