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Accident on US 2 sends local to Wausau

 

January 11, 2018



By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

Ironwood Township — On Tuesday morning, just before 7 a.m., an automobile driven by 64-year-old Kim Wright, of Bessemer, was struck on U.S. 2 while pulling out from Grandview Lane, near Aspirus Hospital.

The car was pushed on top of a snowbank on its roof, with the driver’s side taking the brunt of the damage. The vehicle was struck by a van driven by a 34-year-old female, Deztany Breese, from Wakefield, heading west on the highway.

A witness to the accident, who was trailing the van heading west on U.S. 2, informed Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department deputy Donald Cvengros that he saw the automobile enter into traffic from Grandview Lane, right in front of the van he was trailing, before it was struck.

An unidentified nurse stopped and began administering aid to the female driver after the accident.

When Cvengros arrived, she asked him to look after the man in the car. Cvengros said he asked Wright if he was hurting and the driver is reported to have said he was not in much pain. Wright was unable to be removed due to the damage to the automobile, so first responders from Ironwood Township and Bessemer arrived to cut Wright from his car.

Upon removing Wright from his upended car, Beacon Ambulance drove him up the hill, where he joined Breese for treatment at Aspirus Ironwood. Doctors determined Wright’s injuries were severe enough that they decided to send him to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

 
 

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