Wausau Pilot & Review
Police have identified the victim in a crash Monday near Tomah as 20-year-old Kyle Petrick, of Medford.
The crash was reported at about 6 a.m. on Hwy. 21, just west of Enterprise Road in Monroe County. Sheriff’s officials say Petrick was westbound on Hwy. 21 in a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu when he crossed the center line and struck a semi cab head-on..
The semi cab was a 2003 Freightliner operated by Richard Murphy, 52, of Ontario, Wis. A juvenile was a passenger in the truck, according to sheriff’s officials.
Petrick died at the scene. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. Murphy was not injured.
Hwy. 21 was shut down for nearly six hours during the investigation and removal of a large amount of debris and diesel fuel spilled.
The crash remains under investigation.