By Shereen Siewert
The man who died after his SUV collided with a semi tractor trailer late Tuesday on Hwy. 29 east of Wausau has been identified as Humberto Vazquez-Sanchez, 38, of Marathon County.
The crash was reported just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the intersection of Hwy. 29 and Bass Lake Road in the town of Norrie. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department released the victim’s name Sunday morning.
A preliminary investigation shows Vazquez-Sanchez was headed northbound on Bass Lake Road and crossing Hwy. 29 when his vehicle was struck by a westbound semi hauling a tanker trailer. The SUV driver failed to yield, police said, and the semi struck the passenger side of the SUV.
Vazquez-Sanchez, the only occupant in the SUV, died at the scene. The semi driver was not injured.
No additional details have been released.