WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Washburn County Sheriff's Office has released the Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Crash Report regarding the fatal crash on County Road D south of Shell Lake on August 15, 2019.

The crash report states that the vehicle was traveling east bound on County Road D and went off the roadway on the south side of the road. Tire tracks indicate that the vehicle went approximately 90 yards in the ditch on the south side of the road. The vehicle then struck one tree, then continued on to strike another tree. The vehicle stopped against the second tree.

DrydenWire.com reported on Wednesday (see below) that the driver of the vehicle was identified as LeLand E.J. Braunstien.

Braunstien was prounounced dead at the scene.

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UPDATE: Victim Identified In Fatal Washburn County Crash

DrydenWire.com l Wednesday, August 21, 2019


WASHBURN COUNTY -- The victim in last Thursday's fatal crash south of Shell Lake has been identified.

Washburn County Sheriff Dennis Stuart said to DrydenWire.com today that the victim was LeLand E.J. Braunstien, 65, of Washburn County.

Sheriff Stuart said that alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the fatal crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash In Washburn County

DrydenWire.com l Friday, August 16, 2019

WASHBURN COUNTY -- A single-vehicle crash south of Shell Lake in the early hours on Thursday morning has resulted in the death of one person.

According to Washburn County call logs, at 3:27a a caller advised Dispatch that a car was “[w]rapped around a tree” off County Road D south of Shell Lake near Shallow Lake Road.

Approximate location of crash

Wisconsin State Patrol was requested shortly after Deputies arrived on scene for accident “recon.” Typically, “recon” (accident reconstruction) is requested and done when there are no witnesses to an incident and more information is needed for the investigation.

An area funeral home was contacted at 5:28a, according to the logs.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Washburn County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.

Last Update: Aug 29, 2019 11:33 am CDT

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