We now know the names of those involved in a deadly accident over the weekend. It was on Sunday, just before 1am that the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a semi vs car accident on Hwy 53 north of Haugen.
A semi loaded with liquid oxygen driven by 43 year old Jeremy Loeffelholz, Orfordville was traveling north on Hwy 53. A car traveling south being driven by 28 year old Mathew Krear of Chetek, crossed the median and struck the semi head on. Krear and his passenger, 20 year old Morgan Lasley were both deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi was treated at the scene and released.
Hwy 53 was closed for about two hours and the accident remains under investigation.