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October 24, 2017

10/12/2017 7:26:00 AM
One killed in Vilas accident

One person was killed Tuesday evening when a vehicle struck a tree in the town of St. Germain.

According to the Vilas County sheriff's office the accident occurred at approximately 6:36 p.m. at the intersection of State Highway 155 and West Lost Lake Dr.

"It appears from the preliminary investigation that the vehicle was traveling southbound on State Highway 155 when it crossed the northbound lane and went into the east ditch line where it struck a tree," sheriff's officials said in a press release. The driver died as a result of the accident. No other occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the accident."

The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff's office and the county coroner's office.

The name of the driver is not being released at this time.

St. Germain Fire Department, Plum Lake Ambulance, Vilas County Coroner and the Vilas County sheriff's office responded to the accident.





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