TRAFFIC FATALITY ON CTY O
On Friday, April 27,2018 at 10:13 p.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle accident on CTH-O east of Ruby Drive in the Township of Deer Creek. The caller further reported that the vehicle had struck a power pole and one person had been ejected from the vehicle. Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Stetsonville Fire Department and the Medford Ambulance Service were dispatched.
The investigation into the accident finds the 1995 Ford F-250 pickup truck was driven by 24 year old Blake C. Wisniewski of Stetsonville Wi. Wisniewski was traveling eastbound on CTH-O at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a slight curve in the road. The Wisniewski vehicle traveled 352 feet through the ditch before striking a field access driveway which caused the vehicle to go airborne for another 153 feet. Once the vehicle landed it traveled another 113 feet striking a utility pole and over turning twice before finally coming to rest.
The driver, Blake Wisniewski was the only occupant of the truck and had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Wisniewski was transported to Aspirus Hospital Medford where he was later pronounced dead due to the injuries he sustained from the accident.
It is unknown if alcohol played a factor in the accident at this time. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the accident.