8/29/2019 11:34:00 AM One person killed in highway accident in Sugar Camp (UPDATE) Arrest made in what police are calling a hit and run
A 23-year-old St. Germain man found dead late Wednesday evening in the middle of the roadway on State Highway 17 North, alongside a motorcycle, is believed to have been the victim of a hit and run, the Oneida County sheriff's office reports.
According to a press release issued by sheriff's captain Terri Hook, the department received a call at approximately 10:23 p.m. Wednesday reporting a motorcycle in the middle of the roadway on Highway 17 North in the town of Sugar Camp.
"The caller reported the person was not breathing," the release states. "Upon arrival of emergency personnel, the operator of the motorcycle was found to be deceased."
Just after noon on Thursday, Hook sent a second press release identifying the victim as Sean Holtslander, 23, of St. Germain and advising that a 53-year-old Sugar Camp man has been arrested in connection with the death.
"Though the investigation is still on-going, Jeffrey Liebscher, 53, of Sugar Camp, has been arrested for Hit and Run Causing Death as well as Homicide by Negligent Use of a Vehicle," Hook's release states.
Liebscher is expected to appear in court Friday afternoon, she added.
Oneida County deputies along with the Oneida County Ambulance, the Wisconsin Highway Patrol, the Rhinelander Police Department, the Three Lakes Police Department, and the Sugar Camp Fire Department responded to the crash.
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