OWEN, Wis. (WSAU) -- A man from Owen was killed in a traffic crash in Clark County Friday. 56-year-old Dennis G. Dumke was northbound on County Highway O, and failed to yield to a semi-truck that was westbound on Highway 29 between Owen and Thorp.
The truck was driven by 42-year-old Daniel Landrum. He was not seriously injured.
Clark County sheriff’s deputies say Landrum swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision, but struck Dumke’s pickup on the driver’s side. Dumke was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened at 8:33 a.m. and was handled by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department with the Owen-Withee Ambulance and Fire Department. Officers are continuing their investigation.