Ashland logging truck driver killed in crash

The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office reported the operator tried to correct after hitting the shoulder.

Overturned logging truck.
A logging truck overturned on Ondossagon Road, in the Township of Washburn, Wis., on Monday. The driver was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead.
Contributed / Bayfield County Sheriff's Office
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WASHBURN TOWNSHIP, Wis. — A 76-year-old logging truck driver was killed early Monday when the rig he was driving overturned on Ondossagon Road.

Gary Sanborn, of Ashland, was identified Thursday by the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office as the deceased operator of the truck.

“Tire marks along the roadway indicate the operator drove off the shoulder of the road and attempted to drive back onto the road before overturning,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release Tuesday.

The crash was reported at 9:53 a.m. Monday, and the operator of the truck was found unresponsive inside the cab. Paramedics and a nearby resident removed the operator, who was pronounced dead after life-saving attempts.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and Wisconsin State Patrol.


Ondossagon Road is located near the South Shore of Lake Superior, west of Ashland and Washburn.

This story was updated at 11:59 a.m. June 23 with the name of the driver. It was originally posted at 11:58 a.m. June 23.

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