WASHBURN COUNTY - Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden said in a press release today that the investigation into a local man being struck by a motor vehicle is closed as 'unresolved', however, the Sheriff is still seeking information about the incident in hopes of finding the person responsible.

NEWS RELEASE - Washburn County Sheriff’s Office has and will continue our efforts to determine how Jesse Retzlaff sustained his injuries in the early morning hours of March 13th, 2018. The manner and cause of his injuries are undetermined.

We have enough information to reasonably believe Jesse Retzlaff was struck or run over by a motor vehicle sometime between 10:30 PM on Monday, March 12th and 4:50 AM on Tuesday, March 13th on County Road A in Evergreen Township Washburn County.

This investigation is closed but recorded as unresolved and we will continue the investigation if we develop new information or we receive new evidence or information. Anyone having any information about this incident are encouraged to call the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, 715-468-4700 or our TIP Line 715-468-2720 if you wish to remain anonymous.

Sheriff Dryden

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Local Man Struck by Motor Vehicle; Sheriff's Office Asking for Public's Help

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Washburn County SO l News Release

Washburn County Sheriff's Dispatch received a 911 call at approx 4:50 AM on Tuesday morning March 13th. The caller stated that her boyfriend was struck by a vehicle on County A and has a possible broken leg and road rash. 

North Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the residence. The investigation by Washburn County Sheriff's Office and Forensic Mapping personnel from the Wisconsin State Patrol reveals much information, however, we are looking to the public for help.

Preliminary investigation indicates Jesse Retzlaff injuries were caused by being struck by a motor vehicle and/or dragged some distance. After Jesse sustained his injuries he dragged himself approx. a mile, along County A, to his residence. We need any and all information to help us in identifying the person/s responsible. We believe the incident occurred sometime between 11 PM on Monday night until approx. 5 AM on Tuesday, the time of the 911 call. The location of the incident was somewhere on County A between Little Bass Lake Road and the Burnett County line.

Jesse was transported to the Spooner Hospital and was immediately flown to North Memorial Hospital. He is doing well considering his injuries. 

If anyone has any information about this incident we ask you to call the Sheriff's Office, 715-468-4700, TIP Line 715-468-2720 or you may send me a private message on FaceBook. 

This is an ongoing investigation and as such, no other information will be released at this time. 

Sheriff Dryden

[Photo submitted to DrydenWire.com]

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