RUSK COUNTY -- A 38-year-old resident of Tony, WI has passed away following a vehicle vs UTV crash that occurred in Rusk County on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Rusk County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:58PM the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash on CTH I near Mae West Rd, north of the Village of Tony, WI.

The crash was reported as a vehicle vs pedestrian accident.

When deputies arrived they located a vehicle parked south of the crash scene and a UTV in the Southbound lane facing north with its lights on.

Deputies also located two injured subjects in the ditch near the UTV at this location.

The injured were identified as Wayne Zillmer (47yrs old) of Tony, WI and Shanae Zillmer (38 yrs old) of Tony, WI. The Zillmers transported to area hospitals with life threatening injuries.

The 16yr old female driver of the car was also transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Shanae Zillmer passed away a couple days later from the injuries she received in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.

No more information will be released at this time.

- Per Sheriff Jeff Wallace, Rusk County Sheriff.


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