On Friday March 29, 2024, at approximately 10:52 AM, The Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call advising of a two vehicle accident, involving a truck and a semi with injuries in the area of STH 13 and CTH K, Township of Dell Prairie, Adams County, WI.
Arriving deputies and first responders attempted to gain access to the driver of the truck but, due to the significant damage, were unable to do so. Kilbourn Fire Department arrived with extrication equipment and extricated the driver of the truck. Dells-Delton EMS personnel, along with first responders, attempted life saving measures on the driver. Arrangements were made for a Medflight medical helicopter to respond and land near the accident scene. Deputies were informed by EMS personnel that the driver and sole occupant of the truck succumbed to his injuries before being transferred to the medical helicopter. The driver of the truck was identified by his Wisconsin Driver’s License as Shannon Deshannon, age 50 of Wisconsin Dells, WI.
The initial investigation revealed the semi was traveling southbound on STH 13 and the truck was traveling northbound on STH 13. The truck crossed the centerline into the southbound lane of travel. The semi driver attempted to avoid the truck by going towards the west shoulder of the roadway but the truck continued into the southbound lane of travel and collided with the semi.
This crash remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. The Wisconsin State Patrol’s Technical Reconstruction Unit (TRU) responded to the scene and conducted a reconstruction of the scene.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Adams County Medical Examiner’s Office, Wisconsin Dells Police Department, Kilbourn Fire Department, Dells-Delton EMS, Adams County Highway Department, Medflight, Zeman’s Towing, Harper’s Towing and the Wisconsin State Patrol.