Trucker, eight others die in tanker crash in rural western Wisconsin

The driver of a tanker truck and eight passengers in a van died Friday morning, March 8, in a collision at an intersection on a rural highway in western Wisconsin.

Preliminary reports show the tractor-trailer was traveling on State Highway 95 when it collided with the van traveling on County Highway J. The collision occurred southwest of the small city of Neillsville, between Stevens Pint in the east and Eau Clir in the west, Clark County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy James Hirsch said in a Facebook post.

The van entered the intersection and was struck by the tanker. Eight of the nine people in the van, including the driver, died at the scene. An injured passenger was taken to a nearby hospital.

Highway 95 was closed for several hours.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Police continue their investigation.