3-year-old dies in Chippewa County crash

Chippewa County (WQOW) – A three-year-old was killed in a crash when a minivan collided with a dump truck just south of Cadott on Thursday afternoon.

According to Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk, the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 27 and Hwy MM in the town of Sigel just south of Cadott around 2:34 p.m.

The sheriff said the minivan was south on 27 when the driver tried to turn east onto Highway MM in front of the dump truck.

The dump truck hit the side of the minivan. Both vehicles went into the ditch.

The driver of the minivan was trapped in the vehicle and had to be pulled out. The driver was airlifted to an Eau Claire hospital with injuries.

The three-year-old in the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said he believes based on the weight of the child the child should have been in a booster seat and was not.

The driver of the dump truck was not hurt.

The names are not being released at this time.

Kevin Millard

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