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UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly Vilas Co. head-on crashSubmitted: 01/24/2019
Story By Ben Meyer

UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly Vilas Co. head-on crash
BOULDER JUNCTION - The Vilas Co. Sheriff's Office identified Timothy Boss from Manitowish Waters as the driver who died in a traffic crash Wednesday on Highway 51 in Boulder Junction.

Boss was 59 years old.

The other people in the crash were injured, but survived. The Vilas Co. Sheriff's Office did not release their condition.

The accident remains under investigation by the Vilas Co. Sheriff's Office and he Wisconsin State Patrol.



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A 59-year-old man died Wednesday morning after a head-on crash on Highway 51 in Boulder Junction.

Two full-size pickup trucks hit each other just after 10 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 51 and Bakken Road.

"[We] believe, from the crush of the impact, that that was a head-on, not a glancing or angled blow," said Vilas Co. Sheriff's Capt. Gerry Ritter on scene.

First responders used the "jaws of life" to take victims out of at least one truck. In addition to the man who died, two other people were taken to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff for treatment.

As of early Wednesday afternoon, the accident reconstruction unit of the Wisconsin State Patrol was traveling to the crash site for further investigation.

"They can get better information from the vehicle computer system, or the black box, to give us an idea of the speeds and the point of impact," Ritter said.

Highway 51 will remained closed until about 3:30 p.m. Police detoured traffic on Bakken Road and County Highway H.

Ritter said roads in Vilas Co. were "somewhat slippery and somewhat snow-covered" at the time of the crash. Light snow continued to fall into the afternoon in the area.

No names of victims have been released yet.


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