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October 20, 2020

9/18/2020 2:52:00 PM
Passenger killed in Highway 8 crash identified

The Oneida County sheriff's office has released the name of the individual who passed away yesterday following a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 8 near Rhinelander.

According to sheriff's captain Tyler Young, the deceased is Carol J. Brown, 76, of Tomahawk.

At approximately 10:14 a.m. Thursday the county dispatch center received multiple 911 calls reporting the two-car head-on accident at the intersection of Highway 8 West and County Highway N in the Town of Woodboro, according to sheriff's captain Terri Hook.

"Upon arrival, deputies found several people with injuries," Hook said in a press release. "The drivers of both vehicles were transported to the hospital by ambulance. The passenger of the westbound vehicle was transported by Medivac helicopter. The passenger of the westbound vehicle passed away enroute to the hospital."

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Nokomis Fire Department, Crescent Fire Department, Rhinelander Fire Department, Oneida County Emergency Medical Services, Rhinelander Medics 91, Medivac Helicopter Ambulance, Woodboro First Responders, Pine Lake First Responders, Oneida County Highway Department, Department of Transportation, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Oneida County Medical Examiners Department.

The accident remains under investigation.

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