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Rib Lake man killed in Sawyer County crash


A Taylor County man was killed in a two vehicle crash in Sawyer County on Monday morning.

On January 24, at 5:22 a.m., the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle semi vs car traffi c crash on Hwy 70 one mile west of the intersection of CTH EE in the town of Draper. Sawyer County Deputies, Sawyer County EMS and WI State Patrol along with the Draper, Winter and Radisson Fire Departments responded.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, operated by William J. Bohn, 35, from Rib Lake was traveling westbound on STH 70. The Chevrolet Cruze crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound semi-tractor/trailer operated by Marvin R. Zacharias, 62, from Hayward.

According to Sawyer County Sheriff Douglas Mrotek, Bohn received fatal injuries from the crash and was the only occupant in the vehicle. Zacharias received very minor injuries. This traffi c crash remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriffs Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Sawyer County Coroner’s Office.