Suicide in Township of Grover Friday, January 26, 2024
On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 1:19 p.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Winter Sports Road and Spruce Lake Road in the Town of Grover, Taylor County. The caller stated the vehicle was off the road and there was a large amount of blood in the vehicle. Taylor County Deputies along with EMS and Fire were dispatched.
Upon deputies arrival it was determined the vehicle operator 41-year-old Zachary D. Dunn of Medford Wi was deceased, but his death was not a result of the vehicle accident. Dunn’s death was the result of suicide by a self-inflected gun shot wound.
The investigation found that Dunn was operating the vehicle and was traveling south bound on Winter Sports Road. While south bound on Winter Sports Road, Dunn’s vehicle began to swerve back and forth crossing the center of the roadway several times. The vehicle then entered the east ditch striking trees and causing extensive damage to the vehicle, the air bag was deployed.
After the vehicle came to rest in the ditch, Dunn retrieved a firearm that was in his vehicle and committed suicide by self-inflected gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing and it is unclear at this point if Dunn intentionally drove off the road or lost control of his vehicle.