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At 2:11 p.m. on April 21, 2024, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Sawyer County EMS, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Winter and Radisson Fire Departments, responded to a 911 call.  The call was for a car and motorcycle crash which occurred on State Highway 70 approximately one mile east of Koeppler Road in the Township of Winter.

According to witnesses, a 2004 Cadillac sedan, driven by Erin Jones, 39, of Ojibwa, WI, was pulled over on the north shoulder of the westbound lane attempting to turn around.  During her attempt, Erin turned into the path of a westbound 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle, which was operated by Daniel Barber, 57, of Hayward, WI.  The motorcycle struck the front driver’s side of the car, which caused severe damage to both vehicles.

According to the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department, "The operator of the motorcycle suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital in Duluth, MN.  The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

"The operator of the passenger car was not injured and was arrested pending charges of Knowingly Operate a Motor Vehicle While Revoked Causing Great Bodily Harm and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia."

The accident is being investigated by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.