TRAFFIC ALERT CLEARED 11:44 PM

TRAFFIC ALERT: 11/1/17 8:49 PM CST
Marathon County – Law enforcement reports that that all east and westbound lanes on WIS 29 at WIS 97 are closed due to a crash. Alternate Route – Traffic is being diverted off of WIS 29 at WIS 97. Traffic will then get back on WIS 29 from the WIS 97 on ramp.

Marathon County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
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On 11-01-17 at about 7:39 PM Marathon County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a traffic crash on STH 29 at STH 97.

Athens Fire and EMS were dispatched to the scene along with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Upon arrival on scene it was discovered that a single vehicle, with a lone occupant had driven off of STH 97 South bound, and then proceeded through the gore area, over STH 29 West bound, and came to rest in the median of STH 29. The vehicle then started on fire.

As a result of the crash, the lone occupant / operator of the vehicle was pronounced dead by the Marathon County Medical examiner.

No names will be released for a minimum of 24 hours to allow the family to be notified and time to process the loss.

Expect delays on STH 29 and STH 97 while the traffic crash is being investigated. Please keep up to date on the traffic lane restrictions and closures on 511WI.gov.

No other information will be released at this time. Future Open records requests can be made to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office website or through Marathon County Sheriff’s Department Administrative Division during normal business hours. Refer to case Number 17.5794.

 

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