Pierce County Sheriff's Department (Press Release) – On Saturday March 9th at 3:24pm, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department was notified of a two vehicle accident on Hwy. 63 1/10th Mile North of 220th Avenue in Hager City, WI, in Trenton Township.
After the initial investigation it was determined a south bound vehicle driven by Kalea Stewart (22) years of age of rural Ellsworth, WI was slowing or stopped waiting for north bound traffic to clear, so that she could make a left hand turn into a private driveway. Another south bound vehicle driven by Zebidiah Tri (23) years of age of River Falls, WI did not see the Stewart vehicle and rear ended it. Tri and his six year old daughter were uninjured.
Stewart and a three year old were transported to Red Wing MAYO Hospital with undetermined injuries. A third occupant in the Stewart Vehicle, Brenda Bemis (50) years of age from Hager City, WI was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Medical Examiner Jenny Scott.
The accident is still under investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Assisting the Pierce County Sheriff's Department at the scene was the Wisconsin State Patrol, Ellsworth Fire Department, Ellsworth Area Ambulance, Red Wing Ambulance, and the Pierce County Highway Department.