The Price County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 24, 2019, at about 10:52 a.m., the Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a one vehicle crash on State Highway 70 east of Hicks Landing Road in the Township of Fifield. Emergency personnel from the Fifield Fire Department, Fifield First Responders, Flambeau Hospital Ambulance Service, and the Price County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene.
Initial investigation revealed the driver of a vehicle, 65 year old Russell Hansen, of Fifield was westbound on State Highway 70 drove off the roadway and struck trees. The vehicle caught fire upon striking the trees. The driver was found deceased.