U.P. Breaking News Bulletin and Traffic Advisory – 3-27-18 –
A press release was just issued by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department in Hurley, WI:
This was just released – says female passenger in car killed – and two drivers taken to hospital. Doesn’t say condition of the driver of the car. We know the logging truck driver had minor injuries.
However, the press release also doesn’t mention it was a logging truck
A passenger in the car was killed – and the driver of the car taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
The driver of the logging truck received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Ironwood, MI.
The logging truck spilled its load during the violent crash.
No names have been released.
5 a.m. CT – 6 a.m. ET
Fatal logging truck vs car accident with multiple victims reported this morning in Iron County, WI – about 12 miles west of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan state line
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Iron County, WI) – Numerous Upper Peninsula ambulances and paramedics have been sent to a terrible logging truck vs car head-on wreck reported on U.S. Highway-2 near the state line in Wisconsin just west of the Upper Peninsula in Iron County, WI.
The crash involves a semi tractor trailer logging truck and a car on U.S.-2 west of Wisconsin Highway 122 near Saxon, WI.
At least two accident victims were sent to a western U.P. hospital.
The crash is about 12 miles west of the U.P. of Michigan border near the Saxon, WI cemetery.
At least three Beacon EMS ambulances have been sent to the crash that was reported just after 4 a.m. CT this morning Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
The 32-year-old male logging truck driver suffered minor injuries and was brought to Aspirus Ironwood Grand View Hospital. While en-route to the scene, the Hurley Fire Department was told there was one person trapped in the car.
At least one more victim was taken to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.
Expect major traffic delays on U.S.-2 westbound.
All westbound traffic is being diverted to other roads just across the state line.