A press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office
NEILLSVILLE — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of the crash at about 1:25 a.m. on March 19. Initial investigation indicates a Ford Taurus, being driven by David R. Vesel, 18 years old, was northbound on Romadka Avenue north of Wildwood Road in the township of York when he lost control. The vehicle started to spin counterclockwise and entered the east ditch. It rolled over onto its top and struck a power pole. The car came to rest on its top facing a northeast direction.
Two passengers in the rear seat, Mitchell D. Mayville and Samuel H. Revier, both 18 years old, did not receive any injuries. One 16-year-old passenger in the front seat received minor injuries and was taken to the Neillsville Memorial Medical Center. Vesel was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Richard Schleifer.
Failure to have control appears to be a factor in the accident. Everyone in the vehicle was wearing seatbelts.
Vesel and Mayville are from Greenwood, and Revier is from Willard.
The Granton Area Fire Department and First Responders responded to the scene with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Neillsville Area Ambulance Service, and Schleifer.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of the crash at about 11:13 a.m. March 19. Initial investigation indicates a Buick Century, being driven by Aaron L. Dierich, 30 years old, was eastbound on State Highway 29 when it struck a guardrail at the State Highway 73 Withee overpass. The vehicle continued east and came to rest in the south ditch facing an easterly direction.
Two children in the rear seat, a 5- and an 8-year-old, restrained in booster seats, received serious injuries and were transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Schleifer pronounced Dierich dead at the scene.
Failure to have control appears to be a factor in the accident. Dierich is from Chippewa Falls and was wearing his seatbelt.
The Owen-Withee-Curtiss Area Fire and Ambulance Service responded to the scene with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Marshfield Spirit Ambulance, Marshfield Fire Department Ambulance, and Schleifer.
The Clark County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s Offices are continuing the investigations of both accidents.
These are the second and third traffic fatalities, respectively, in Clark County for 2017.