2 killed in head-on crash with semi in western Wisconsin

Photo courtesy of the Barron County Sheriff's Office

Two people were killed in a crash with a semi in western Wisconsin early Sunday morning. 

At 12:50 a.m. Sunday, the Barron County Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident on Highway 53 north of Haugen.

According to the sheriff’s office, a car traveling south on Highway 53 crossed the median and struck a semi loaded with liquid oxygen head on. The driver, 28, and passenger, 20, both of Chetek, were both declared dead at the scene. 

The 43-year-old semi driver was treated at the scene and released. 

No oxygen was released during the crash and Highway 53 was closed for about two hours. 

The crash remains under investigation.