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According to the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office, "On August 19, 2023 at 6:53 a.m., Sawyer County deputies, assisted by the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin DNR, Sawyer County EMS, and the Stone Lake and LCO Fire Departments, were dispatched to Snowmobile Trail Number 31 north of Sissabagama Road in the Town of Sand Lake for a report of a person being struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, an 18-year-old female victim was located and transported by ambulance for medical attention.  The victim ultimately succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased while in transport to a medical facility."

Upon further investigation and information received, it was determined that an underage drinking party had taken place.  The 16-year-old juvenile suspect, driving a 2011 Ford F-350, struck the 18-yeard old woman and ran her over.  The suspect fled the area but was later taken into custody by the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office.

The names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of family and further investigation into the incident.  Continued investigation is being conduced by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Sawyer County Medical Examiner’s Office.