Sun Prairie man killed in Oneida County crash
For the Tomahawk Leader
ONEIDA COUNTY – A man from southern Wisconsin was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck in Oneida County yesterday morning.
A release from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said on Sunday, Nov. 19, at approximately 10:44 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a collision at the intersection of County Rd. K and U.S. Hwy 51.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that a southbound 2018 Cadillac X5 was making a left turn eastbound onto County Rd. K and turned in front of a 2022 Mack semi-truck, and the semi-truck struck the Cadillac as it was making its turn, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Lifesaving measures were given to the operator of the Cadillac, identified by the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Nov. 20 as Robert D. Canfield, 76, of Sun Prairie, but Canfield was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
The operator of the semi-truck, who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Office, was uninjured.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is completing an accident reconstruction.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Oneida County HAZMAT Team, Oneida County Ambulance Service, Lifelink Helicopter, Cassian Fire, Nokomis Fire and First Responders, the Minocqua and Woodruff police departments and the Oneida County Highway Department.
U.S. Hwy. 51 in the area of the incident was detoured for approximately five hours.