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Woman dies in crash near TomahawkSubmitted: 09/19/2013
Story By Newswatch 12 Newsteam

TOMAHAWK - Police today released the name of a woman killed in a crash near Tomahawk.

51 year old Kimberly Madaj of Tomahawk died when her car left the road just after three yesterday afternoon.

Madaj was headed down County Highway D in the town of king when her car went into the ditch.

It rolled over several times, and Madaj was trapped inside.

Tomahawk fire and rescue got her out, but (mah-day)Madaj died of her injuries.

The family dog was in the car but was not hurt.

The dog is now back with the family.

Madaj was the wife of the Tomahawk High School band director.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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