UPDATED: Names released in Vilas County semi-minivan fatal crash
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
A 77-year-old minivan passenger from Colby, killed Tuesday in a collision with a semi at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 51 and County H in Vilas County, has been identified by the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Dead is Richard Brandl, who passed away at the scene of the accident, which was reported at 3:33 p.m.
According to the State Patrol, a semi truck driven by Bradley Haugen, 63, of South Range, was traveling north on Hwy. 51 and struck by the minivan, which was heading west on County H and driven by Beverly Brandl, 68, of Colby. The minivan reportedly failed to stop for the stop sign on County H and struck the passenger side of the semi.
Beverly Brandl was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Haugen was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department, Vilas County Highway Department, Boulder Junction Fire and Ambulance, Manitowish Waters Fire and Ambulance, Arbor Vitae Fire Department and the Medic 5 Ground Unit from Howard Young Medical Center all assisted at the accident scene.