A 33-year-old resident of Reserve, Bradley A. Wilson, died as the result of a one-vehicle crash on County Highway E near Agency Road in the town of Bass Lake Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Sawyer County Sheriff Douglas Mrotek reported that at 2:53 p.m. Nov. 27, Sawyer County sheriff’s deputies, Lac Courte Oreilles tribal wardens, Sawyer County emergency medical personnel and the LCO and Bass Lake fire departments responded to the cash.
Initial investigation indicates that Wilson was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup southbound on Hwy. E near Agency Road at a high rate of speed, passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone, when he lost control of his vehicle. It left the roadway, struck trees and rolled onto its roof before coming to rest.
Wilson sustained fatal injuries from the crash. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and Sawyer County coroner’s office.
A mass of Christian burial for Bradley A. Wilson will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission in Reserve. Father Gregory Hopefl will officiate, with music provided by Sister Felissa Zander. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by LCO AmVets Post 1998.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec.2, at Pineview Funeral Service.
Hwy. 40 crash
At 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, the sheriff’s office received a report of a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 40 south of the junction of Highway 48 in the town of Weirgor. Sawyer County deputies and EMS, the State Patrol, state DNR wardens and the Exeland Fire Department responded to the scene.
The investigation indicates that a 57-year-old man from Brookfield was southbound on Hwy. 40 when the vehicle crossed the northbound lane and struck a tree. Preliminary investigations with eyewitness statements indicated 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 by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Sawyer County coroner’s office.