A head-on automobile crash on Wisconsin 180 in Porterfield claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy on February 29.
According to the Marinette County Sheriff’s office, Dillon Chaney of Marinette was heading southbound. He lost control of his sedan on the icy road, crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck heading north.
Chaney was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency responders. There were three other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident, all of them 16 years of age. Allison Myers of Peshtigo, who was riding in the front seat, sustained serious injuries in the crash. She was taken first to Bay Area Medical Center and later to another hospital in the Green Bay area. The other two passengers, Trevor Leisner of Porterfield and Katelynn Kamin of Marinette, were treated at Bay Area Medical Center. Both teenagers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released.
The other driver in the accident was a 40-year-old Porterfield resident, Chad Leisner, whose son was in the car. He also was treated at Bay Area Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
Authorities are blaming the accident on poor road conditions.
The staff and attorneys of the Appleton branch of Hupy and Abraham express deep sorrow for the death of Dillon Chaney. Our thoughts go out to his grieving family and friends. We hope the four other individuals injured in this tragic Wisconsin traffic accident will have a speedy recovery. Additionally, when you are driving in northeast and east central Wisconsin, please remember that roadways can still be icy in these late weeks of winter. Driving safely requires close attention to weather conditions.