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At 8:03 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office received a wireless 911 call of a vehicle versus tree crash on Sundstein Road in Eagle River. 

Upon arrival, deputies observed a 2004 GMC Yukon had struck a tree and part of the tree was across Sundstein Road.

An initial investigation shows that the driver, a 34 year old man from Eagle River, was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Sundstein Road when he lost control and struck a tree.  The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.  The name of the driver is being withheld at this time pending notification to family.

Eagle River Fire Department, Eagle River Aspirus Ambulance, the Town of Lincoln, Vilas County Sheriff’s Office and Vilas County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Vilas County Sheriff’s Office and the Vilas County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Contributed by:  Vilas County Sheriff's Office