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Man Killed in Sawyer County Crash

A 57-year-old man southeastern Wisconsin man is dead following a Friday morning crash in Sawyer County.  A 57-year-old man southeastern Wisconsin man is dead following a Friday morning crash in Sawyer County.  |  Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Ryan Juntti
Updated: December 01, 2019 09:13 AM

A 57-year-old Brookfield, Wisconsin man is dead following a Friday morning crash in Sawyer County. 

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The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says the man was driving south on State Trunk Highway 40 south of the junction of State Trunk Highway 48 around 11:15 when he crossed the northbound lane and struck a tree.

Witnesses and first responders attempted to resuscitate the driver, but were unsuccessful.

The sheriff's office says preliminary investigation with eyewitness statements indicate the driver was hunched over the steering wheel, possibly unconscious before the crash.

The name of the driver is being held pending family notification. 

The incident remains under investigation.

Sawyer County Sheriff's Deputies, Sawyer County EMS, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin DNR Wardens, and the Exeland Fire Department responded to the crash.

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Ryan Juntti

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