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Deadly Crash on Hwy 29

Deadly Crash on Hwy 29

We now know that it was a mother and son who lost their lives in a crash and the names of those involved in a the wreck.

38 year old Camellia F Kelch and her 15 year old son, Isaiah P Kelch died in the crash. The driver of the Semi: Justin A Ritchie age 38 of Maiden Rock, was not injured.

It happened on Monday May 10th just after 11 am. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Dept. received a 911 call reporting an accident just occurred on S-Hwy 29 involving a Semi Tractor-Trailer and a passenger car.  The information reported was that the accident occurred in the east bound lane of S-Hwy 29 near mile marker 83 just west of 190th Street.

Upon arrival Sheriff Deputies spoke a number of witnesses who indicated the Chev Monte Carlo was west bound on S-Hwy 29 crossed over into the median, then traveled into the east bound lane striking an east bound semi-tractor and trailer.

Sheriff Deputies upon arrival located the occupants of the Chev Monte Carlo on the roadway and shoulder who were ejected from their vehicle. The two occupants were deceased.

Sheriff Deputies then interviewed the driver of the Semi-Tractor Trailer who indicated he was east bound on S-Hwy 29 when the Chev Monte Carlo traveling west bound entered the median, then onto the east bound lane striking the left front of his Semi.  

The driver of the semi was not injured due to the crash.

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