Mauston Man Killed In Wreck Near Cambria

10/28/11 – A Mauston man was killed in a two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon just north of Cambria. Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards says the wreck occurred just after 1pm on State Highway 33, a quarter-mile west of State Highway 146. The preliminary investigation shows that 49-year-old Chandler A. Palmer was travelling east on Highway 33 when his car crossed the centerline and struck a westbound pickup truck head-on. Palmer was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup was taken to Divine Savior Hospital in Portage with non-life threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office received assistance at the crash site from the Randolph Police Department, Cambria Fire and EMS, Randolph EMS, and UW Hospital – MedFlight.