Monday, September 24, 2018

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One dead in town of Wheaton crash

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — A 68-year-old man died in a two-car crash Monday night in the town of Wheaton.

The crash occurred at 6:08 p.m. Monday on Highway F at 190th Avenue, the Chippewa County sheriff’s office said.

The deceased driver has been identified as Michael Maresh. The driver of the other vehicle was 21-year-old Matthew Scheidler.

According to the police report, a vehicle traveling northbound and a vehicle traveling southbound on Highway F struck in a head-on-type collision as both vehicles were negotiating a curve on the snow-covered roads. The driver of the northbound vehicle, Maresh, was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and later died. The driver of the southbound vehicle, Scheidler, was not injured in the crash. Alcohol at this time in the investigation does not appear to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation by the Chippewa County sheriff’s office.

The Chippewa County sheriff’s office, Chippewa County coroner, Chippewa Fire District and Chippewa Fire District Ambulance Service responded to the scene.

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