Tomahawk man dead after rollover into Skanawan Creek

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

TOWN OF BRADLEY – A Tomahawk man is dead after his vehicle was found submerged in Skanawan Creek in the Town of Bradley late last month. 

According to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, Nov. 26, at approximately 7:23 p.m., a 911 call was received regarding a motor vehicle crash on County Rd. S south of Crass Rd. The caller further reported that a vehicle had been located flipped over and submerged in Skanawan Creek, with the driver reportedly still in the vehicle.

Deputies responded to the scene, along with an officer from the Tomahawk Police Department and personnel from the Tomahawk Fire Department and Tomahawk Ambulance.

“When the first deputy arrived on scene, they were unable to locate the driver,” the Sheriff’s Office stated. “A short time later, the driver was pulled from the vehicle, and lifesaving measures were attempted.”

Upon arrival of Tomahawk Ambulance, the driver, identified by the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Dec. 4 as Raymond J. Olson, 60, of Tomahawk, was determined to be deceased.

At the time of the release, it was believed that Olson was traveling northbound on County Rd. S when his vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons, rolled over and entered Skanawan Creek, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

It was unclear how long Olson’s vehicle had been in the water before it was reported to the Sheriff’s Office.

The incident remains under investigation.

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