Two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 77

Three persons were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Hwy. 77 near Hwy. K east of Hayward during a snowstorm Sunday, Nov. 15.

Three persons were injured in a head-on crash on State Hwy. 77 5.5 miles east of Hayward at 12:04 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Sawyer County deputies assisted by the LCO police, Sawyer County emergency medical staff, and the City of Hayward and Town of Hayward Fire Departments responded to a 911 call of a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 77 east of the intersection of County Highway K in the Town of Hayward.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Jack F. Vorlicky, 24, of Edina, Minnesota, was traveling west on State Highway 77. The vehicle encountered a slushy area in the roadway, causing it to cross the centerline and collide head on with an eastbound 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck operated by Wanda E. Denzer, 58, of Hayward.

The drivers of both vehicles sustained severe injuries and were transported by Sawyer County ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. A passenger in the pickup truck received minor injuries. Three passengers in the Jeep were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

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