Fatal Memorial Day Barron County car versus van crash, kills two

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department has released new details regarding a crash that killed two people on Hwy 25 at County Road A, north of Ridgeland.

Monday they received a report of a two vehicle crash around 5:52pm. They say a van with 10 occupants was traveling north on Highway 25 and was struck by a car with four people inside traveling west on County Road A.

A 54 year old male in the van and a 13 year old male in the car passed away from injuries sustained in the accident.

The Sheriff’s Office is now revealing that the deceased 54-year-old male was from Spooner WI area. He was a passenger in the van and the father to the additional passengers in van.

Other passengers in van range in age from 8-54. All are related to the deceased from the Spooner area. All other passengers were taken to area hospitals and treated for serious to minor injuries.

And in the car, the deceased is a 13 year old from Elmwood area. He was a passenger in the car.

The driver and the other passengers in the car, were all age 17 and from Elmwood, were flown to area hospitals in critical condition.

All passengers in the car were related family members according to authorities.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is handling the crash report and reconstruction of the scene. The van did overturn in the ditch and start on fire.