SAWYER COUNTY -- Drivers of two vehicles sustained ‘severe injuries’ after colliding on State Highway 77 near Hayward, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On November 15th, 2020 at 12:04 pm, Sawyer County Deputies assisted by the LCO Police Department, Sawyer County EMS, City of Hayward and Town of Hayward Fire Departments responded to a 911 call of a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 77 near the intersection of County Highway K in the Town of Hayward.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Jack F. Vorlicky, 24, of Edina, MN was traveling west on State Highway 77. The vehicle encountered a slushy area in the roadway causing it to cross the centerline and collide head on with an east bound 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck operated by Wanda E. Denzer, 58, of Hayward.

The drivers of both vehicles sustained severe injuries and were transported by Sawyer County Ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment. It is unknown at this time as to the extent of their injuries.

A passenger in the pickup truck received minor injuries. Three passengers in the Jeep were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.

- Per Sheriff Doug Mrotek


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