Fatal Crash Near Spooner Wednesday Night

By KBJR News 1

January 12, 2012 Updated Jan 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM CST

Spooner, WI (Northlands NewsCenter) -- One person is dead and another injured following an accident last night on Highway 253, just north of the Rydberg Road in Washburn County near Spooner.

Just before 8:30PM, the Washburn County Sheriff's office responded to a one car roll-over. Five people were in the vehicle. One was thrown from the car and fatally injured.The other occupants were taken to the Spooner Hospital where one required treatment.

Authorities say the initial investigation indicates the vehicle was southbound on HWY 253 when it lost control and entered a steep ditch on the east side of the highway, which resulted in the vehicle rolling.

Authorities are not releasing the names of those in the car until all families have been contacted. The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.