Editor's Note: The names of the two involved in this crash have been released. Their names appear at the bottom under parties involved.

DOUGLAS COUNTY -- A 66-year-old man from Rice Lake has died as a result of a crash with a Highway Department tractor, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

At 9:30a on Tuesday July 20, 2021, a crash occurred on US 53 northbound near Solon Springs.

The crash resulted in one death and left another injured.

Wisconsin State Patrol Troopers and Douglas County Deputies responded to a crash on Highway 53 northbound approximately 1/10 of a mile north of North Boundary Road.

A Douglas County Highway Department worker was performing mowing operations in a tractor while driving northbound on Highway 53. A male driver in a pickup truck was also traveling north on Highway 53 and struck the rear of the tractor. The driver of the pickup truck did not survive the crash. The highway department worker had minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by Wisconsin State Patrol personnel.

Further details will be released pending notification of next of kin.


Unit 01: Pickup Truck (2011 Chevrolet Silverado)

  • Driver: Snider, Steven A
    • 66 Year Old Male From Rice Lake, WI
  • Injuries: Fatal
  • Seatbelt Use: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No
  • Enforcement Action: No

Unit 02: Farm Tractor/Self Propelled (New Holland TR6)

  • Driver: Olson, Erika E
    • 22 Year Old Female From Superior, WI
  • Injuries: Non Life-Threatening
  • Seatbelt Use: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No
  • Enforcement Action:  No

Assisting agencies included Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, Solon Fire Deparment, WI DNR, Mayo Ambulance, and Douglas County Highway Department.

Last Update: Jul 22, 2021 5:52 am CDT

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