SAWYER COUNTY -- A 67-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene of a reported single-bicycle crash in the Town of Spider Lake on Thursday, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On September 17, 2020, at 1:40 p.m., the Sawyer County Dispatch Center received information from the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office regarding a bicycle crash with injury.

The crash was located in the Town of Spider Lake approximately ½ mile south of Camp 38 Road on a single-track bicycle trail.

The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office, Spider and Round Lake Fire Departments, Sawyer County EMS and Great Divide Ambulance Services responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, Fire and EMS personnel found Joseph A. Timmerman, 67, of Hayward, deceased at the scene of the crash. Witness statements indicate that Timmerman lost control of his bicycle going over a jump in a rocky portion of the trail. As he landed, he went over the handle bars landing head first, causing fatal injuries.

- Per Sheriff Doug Mrotek


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