Tomahawk, WI (November 20, 2023) – A devastating crash claimed a life on Sunday, November 19. The accident involved a 2018 Cadillac X5 and a 2022 Mack semi. It occurred at the Hwy 51 and Hwy K intersection, north of Tomahawk. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department reported that heading south on Hwy 51, the Cadillac collided with the semi during an eastward turn onto Hwy K around 10:45 a.m.
The driver of the Cadillac unfortunately passed away at the scene. The semi-driver did not sustain injuries. Emergency services, including a medical helicopter, responded, but the Cadillac driver succumbed before they could be transported.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting an accident reconstruction. Multiple agencies, including the Oneida County HAZMAT Team, ambulance service, and local police departments, assisted.
This tragic incident led to a detour on US Highway 51 for over five hours. The identity of the deceased is withheld until family notification. Investigations into this fatal collision continue.