Eau Claire County, WI (December 5, 2023) – A tragic single-vehicle crash on December 1 claimed two lives, including a 4-year-old child. The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office reported to the scene near E14510 County RD D, Fall Creek, at 11:24 a.m. Both occupants, 33-year-old Michael Rusch from Augusta and the child were pronounced dead.
Investigations revealed Rusch was driving at high speed on County RD D near S 140th Avenue. He lost control while navigating a curve, causing the vehicle to roll over and collide with trees. A witness earlier observed the vehicle speeding at about 100 mph on Highway 12.
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this fatal crash.