A single vehicle accident near Amherst yesterday claimed the life of the driver. The Portage County Sheriff’s Office says an 82 year old female was westbound on U.S. Highway 10 just after noon when she exited on the ramp to County Highway “B”. Authorities say she failed to slow for the stop sign at the bottom of the ramp, with the car crossing both lanes of “B” into the north ditch, rolling over several times and coming to rest on the roof. The female driver was dead at the scene, while an 81 year old male passenger was taken to a Wausau hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The names of those involved have not been released. This is the 6th person to die in a Portage County car crash this year.