One dead, several injured in Town of Stockton crash
For the City Times
STOCKTON – On Oct. 30 at approximately 12:39 p.m. the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash on CTH J in the Town of Stockton. It was reported the crash occurred near Ninth Street and several people were injured. Portage County Sheriff’s deputies, Portage County Ambulance, Stockton Fire Department, and Stockton Emergency Medical Responders were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, deputies determined that a 2012 Ford pickup truck driven by a 94-year old Town of Alban man had been traveling eastbound on 9th Street. The truck failed to stop for the stop sign at Cth J and entered the intersection, striking the front driver’s side of a 2017 GMC sport-utility vehicle that was traveling northbound on CTH J. The northbound sport-utility vehicle was driven by a 28- year old woman and occupied by a 32-year old man, a 5-year old girl, and a 3-year old boy, all from the Town of Amherst.
The 94-year old driver of the truck, Joseph Kaminski, was severely injured in the crash and was transported by Life Link III medical helicopter to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. He died due to his injuries on Nov. 2.
All four occupants of the sport-utility vehicle were transported to Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield where they were treated for their injuries, none of which are believed to be life threatening.
The crash remains under investigation by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. Agencies assisting at the scene were Portage County Ambulance, Life Link III Medical, Stockton Fire and Rescue, and Stockton Emergency Medical Responders.