It was on Friday morning just after 11 when the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle traffic crash on STH 40, south of the junction of STH 48 in the Town of Weirgor. Sawyer County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sawyer County EMS, WI State Patrol, WI DNR Wardens and the Exeland Fire Department responded.
A 2003 GMC truck, driven by a 57-year-old William J. Hutchison from Brookfield, WI was traveling southbound on STH 40, crossed the northbound lane and struck a tree. Preliminary investigations with eyewitness statements indicate that the driver was hunched over the steering wheel, possibly unconscious before the crash.
Witnesses and First Responders attempted to resuscitate the driver, but were unsuccessful. The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family.
This incident remains under investigation