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Pickup strikes paramedic responding to emergency in Sawyer County

A Sawyer County paramedic vehicle rolled onto its roof following a Wednesday morning crash in Hayward. Photo courtesy of WIsconsin State Patrol

Superior Telegram

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash this morning near Hayward involving a pickup truck and a Sawyer County paramedic responding to a medical call. The collision took place at about 9:05 a.m. on County Road B at County Road K, according to a release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Paramedic William Wymer, 54, was traveling in a Dodge Journey with lights and siren activated on County Road B east of Hayward, according to the state patrol. He approached the intersection with County Road K, slowing and changing the town of the vehicle’s siren before entering the intersection.

A Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by Terry Nelson, 52, of Hayward, which was northbound on County Road K, struck Wymer’s vehicle. The paramedic unit rolled onto its roof. The release indicated that Wymer was wearing his seatbelt.

No injuries were reported and the crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.