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On Sunday, November 19, 2023 at approximately 10:44 a.m., the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of County Highway K and US Highway 51.  Upon arrival, it appeared that a southbound 2018 Cadillac X5 was making a left turn eastbound on to Highway K and turned in front of a 2022 Mack semi-truck.  The Mack semi struck the Cadillac as it was making its turn.

Lifesaving measures were given to the operator of the Cadillac, Robert D. Canfield, 76, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; however, Robert was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The operator of the Mack semi-truck was uninjured.

Wisconsin State Patrol is completing an accident reconstruction.  The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Oneida County HAZMAT Team, Oneida County Ambulance Service, Lifelink Helicopter, Cassian Fire, Nokomis Fire and First Responders, Minocqua and Woodruff Police Departments, and the Oneida County Highway Department. 

This area of US Highway 51 was detoured from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 

Contributed by:  Oneida County Sheriff's Office
(This post was last modified: 11-24-2023, 05:35 PM by My Northern Wisconsin.)