Traffic was slowed for over an hour on Monday after a truck hauling snowmobiles lost part of its load in the Town of Pine River. Just before 3 p.m., a flatbed semi was traveling west on State Rd 64 hauling Yamaha snowmobiles. Near Maple Rd the load shifted, sending one of the crated sleds across the road and into the ditch on the opposite side. A second sled was damaged but remained on the trailer. Passersby assisted the driver in getting the damaged sled and crate back onto his trailer.
A 22 year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody on Monday evening after deputies in Oneida County requested Lincoln County deputies watch for the man. Just before 8 p.m., the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office reported the suspect was involved in an altercation in their county and was possibly traveling back to a home in the Town of Wilson. Deputies located the man there and took him into custody. He was transported to the Oneida County line and turned over to a deputy there.
A 22 year old Merrill woman was injured after a three vehicle crash on Wednesday morning in the Town of Merrill. According to the deputy’s report, the woman driving south on Pier Street when she struck a westbound vehicle being driven by a 19 year old Minocqua man who pulled out in front of her. A third vehicle, a moped being driven by an 18 year old Merrill man, was also struck but the driver was not injured. The Merrill woman was transported by Lincoln County EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries. The Minocqua man was cited for failing to yield.
A 13 year old Fond du Lac youth was injured after an ATV crash Thursday in the Town of Harrison. Just before 11 a.m., the youth was riding on a trail off of Stone Creek Rd when his ATV crashed, causing serious injury to one of his arms. Tomahawk EMS, along with the Tomahawk Fire Department and a deputy, all responded to the scene. Tomahawk firefighters used their off road rescue to ferry paramedics to the crash scene on the trail and then transported the victim to a landing zone that had been set up nearby by Tomahawk Fire. The youth was then flown by Spirit II to the trauma center at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital where as of Sunday night he was listed in good condition. The youth was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
A 51 year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody on Thursday evening on a traffic charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by the man on Kahle Rd to conduct a welfare check after a call to the Sheriff’s Office raised concerns about the man. When deputies spoke to the subject, they learned there was no concern for his welfare but he had been drinking. He was placed through field sobriety tests and as a result was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The man was later released to a responsible party.
No fuel was spilled, but deputies spent a few hours Saturday morning working to clear up a fuel truck crash in the Town of Scott. The driver of the semi tanker truck told deputies just before 3:30 a.m. she stopped on the northbound on-ramp to US Hwy 51 at County Rd Q after exiting US Hwy 51 to perform a vehicle check. While she was outside of the semi, the brake let loose causing the semi to roll down the ramp, through a fence and into a corn field. The driver was able to get the truck partially out of the field before a wrecker pulled her out the rest of the way. The fully loaded fuel truck did sustain damage but there were no injuries. It took over an hour and a half for deputies to clear the scene.
A 28 year old woman from Denton, TX was injured Saturday morning after an ATV crash in the Town of Harrison. Tomahawk EMS along with the Tomahawk Fire Department and deputies responded to Bog Lake Rd after the crash was reported to 911 at 11:20 a.m. Paramedics rode on the Tomahawk Fire Department’s off road rescue vehicle to reach the patient who was north of Bog Lake Rd on a trail. According to the deputy’s report, the woman was operating an ATV on the trail when she lost control and rolled it over. She was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander where she was treated and released. The deputy noted the rider was wearing her helmet at the time of the incident and alcohol was not a factor.
Five people reported striking deer this past week.