SAWYER COUNTY - Two people have died and others taken to area hospitals following a two-vehicle crash in Sawyer County west of Hayward Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On July 29, 2020 at 9:38 a.m., the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle crash on STH 77/27 at the intersection of CTH T west of Hayward in the Town of Lenroot.

Sawyer County Deputies, Sawyer County EMS, WI State Patrol, Town of Hayward Police, Town of Hayward Fire Department and City of Hayward Fire Department responded.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2016 Honda CR-V driven by a 36-year-old female from Milwaukee, WI was traveling east bound on STH 77/27. The Honda CR-V was traveling left of center and collided head on with a west bound 2004 Toyota Camry driven by Debra Ann Cox, 56 from Hayward, WI.

Debra Cox was transported by Sawyer County ambulance to the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

The female driver and a female passenger in the Honda CR-V were transported to the Hayward Area Hospital and later air lifted to a Duluth Hospital. Two male passengers in the rear seat of the Honda CR-V were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Names of the occupants in the Honda CR-V are not being released at this time pending notification of relatives.

This crash remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the WI State Patrol and the Sawyer County Coroner’s Office.

- Per Sheriff Doug Mrotek


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