Posted on May 28, 2012

Three people are dead after a head-on highway crash in Pierce County. A fourth victim is recovering from serious injuries.

The Wisconsin car accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Seventy-two-year-old Richard Skare of Stillwater, Missouri was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu north on Wisconsin Highway 35 near Prescott. His wife, 71-year-old Irene Skare, was a passenger in the vehicle. When the Skares were about three-quarters of a mile north of the intersection with Pierce County Highway QQ, their vehicle crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into a 1994 Chevy Lumina minivan. The Skares were killed at the scene. 

The occupants of the minivan, 51-year-old Randy Tape of Prescott and 53-year-old Tammy Decker of Hastings, were critically injured and flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Both were in critical condition. Tape died from his injuries on Wednesday, March 23. According to a Wisconsin state patrol spokesman, Ms. Decker remains in critical condition, but is expected to recover.

The Prescott traffic accident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident, and, as of now, there is no evidence of skidding, a medical emergency, or distraction. Police investigators plan to check the diagnostic module on Skare's car to see whether a mechanical problem could have contributed to the fatal Wisconsin car crash.

The Wisconsin auto accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Randy Tape and of Mr. and Mrs. Skare.