According to a release from the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, a passenger car with a lone occupant was traveling north on Hwy. 40, approaching the intersection with Hwy. 64 north of Bloomer. The car, which was required to stop at a stop sign, proceeded into the intersection and was struck by a fully loaded tractor-trailer that was carrying logs and traveling eastbound on Hwy. 64.
The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead on the scene. The operator of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The sheriff's office is not releasing the name pending notification of family.
The report said a preliminary investigation showed the passenger car failed to yield the right of way to the tractor-trailer.
The Bloomer Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Bloomer Fire Department, Bloomer Ambulance and Chippewa Falls Ambulance assisted the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office at the scene.