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One woman dead in Mercer crash

November 08, 2019 by Abigail Bostwick

Slippery roads Monday morning are considered a factor in a two-car fatal crash near Mercer, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. 

Just before 8 a.m. Nov. 4, Iron County emergency dispatch received a 911 all indicating two cars had crashed on State Highway 47 near the intersection of US Highway 51 in the town of Mercer. 

Iron County deputies, Mercer Fire and Mercer Ambulance as well as the Wisconsin State Patrol all immediately were dispatched to the scene. Also responding were Oneida County Emergency Services. 

Upon arrival, it was determined a 61-year-old woman was seriously injured. Life-saving measures were attempted immediately, but were unsuccessful and the woman was grounded dead at the crash, relayed Sheriff Paul Samardich. 

Both vehicles — which  included a passenger car and an SUV — had just turned onto State Highway 47 when the woman driving the SUV attempted to pass the car and lost control on the slippery roads, Samardich explained. The SUV struck the car and rolled over, ejecting the woman. 

The two people in the car were checked by emergency personal at the crash site and appeared unhurt, the sheriff’s department added.

“Slippery road were a factor in the crash,” Samardich noted. 

The crash report is still being completed by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. 

Names in the crash were still being withheld as of press time Wednesday.


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