Fatal crash

The Barron County 911 center received a call at 12:09 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, reporting a two vehicle accident on Hwy. 48 near 10th St, just east of Cumberland.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Cumberland Police Department, Cumberland Ambulance, Mayo Ambulance, Cumberland Fire Department and Life Link Helicopter responded.

According to Barron County Sheriff Christ Fitzgerald, an initial investigation shows a dump truck was traveling east on Hwy. 48 when a westbound car crossed the center line and struck the dump truck.

The dump truck driver, Vernon Shipley, 61, of Chippewa Falls, was transported to Cumberland Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the car, Daimian Weiss, 19, of Turtle Lake, and passenger, Dallas McDowell, 21, of Amery, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Hwy. 48 was closed for about eight hours with the assistance of the Barron County Highway Department.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

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