On Saturday, June 16, 2018, DrydenWire.com reported that a section of WIS 35 was closed due to a traffic accident. Today, The Burnett County Sheriff's Office issued a press release with more information about the crash.

(Press Release) -- On Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:10 a.m. the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 35 near County Highway H in the Town of Swiss.

Initial investigation of this incident indicates that a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was southbound on STH 35 when the driver entered the ditch on the west side of the highway, overcorrected and entered the east ditch, overturning.

The driver, Savanna Bearheart, 16, of Siren was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Burnett County Medical Examiner. One adult passenger and two juvenile passengers were transported from the scene to area hospitals with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. No updates on any of their conditions were available at the time of this release.

The Wisconsin State Patrol, Danbury Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance also responded to this incident.

No further information will be released at this time; investigation and crash reconstruction continues by the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Per Chief Deputy Scott M. Burns, Burnett County Sheriff's Office.

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Last Update: Jun 19, 2018 6:40 am CDT

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