Crash victim in Bayfield County dies of injuriesThe Bayfield County Sheriff's Department responded to U.S. Highway 63 just in the town of Grand View, just north of the village.
Two people were injured in a car-semi truck accident shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The Bayfield County Sheriff's Department responded to U.S. Highway 63 just in the town of Grand View, just north of the village. According to a news release issued late Wednesday, it appeared that a vehicle traveling south on highway 63 lost control and crossed into the oncoming lane of travel and struck a semi, traveling north on highway 63.
The driver of the car, 20-year-old Elizabeth Burns, was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland and is listed in stable condition. The passenger of the car, 20-year-old Anna Shoemaker, was air lifted from the scene by Life Link helicopter and taken to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth where she later died of her injuries.
Shoemaker's parents want friends to know a Caring Bridge web site has been set up in her honor.
The semi driver, 51 year old Arden Weber of Bayfield, was uninjured.
The occupants from the car are from the Hudson, Wis., area and were returning after visiting friends in the Ashland area. The accident remains under investigation. Names and other information will be released later today.
Mason Fire and Ambulance Service, Grand View Fire Department, Great Divide Ambulance Service, Wisconsin State Patrol and Life Link Medical Helicopter, and deputies from the sheriff’s department provided aid to the victims.