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Charges pending in fatal Saxon crash


May 17, 2018


Hurley — Charges are pending in the March 27 logging truck-car accident on U.S. 2 in Saxon, Wis., that resulted in the death of a former Ironwood resident.

Amanda Schiiller, 31, of Menominee, was a passenger in a car driven by Jesse Gasper, 34, of Duluth, who was seriously injured in the crash.

Iron County District Attorney Matthew Tingstad said Tuesday he was awaiting some test results before issuing charges in a continuing Iron County Sheriff’s Department investigation.

The District Attorney’s office had not received a completed sheriff’s department accident report as of Wednesday morning, although some supplemental reports identifying Gasper were on file.

The accident occurred around 3:53 a.m. that day near the Saxon Cemetery.

Tingstad said Schiiller had been driving earlier that morning, but Gasper apparently took the wheel in Ashland. The two were headed east toward Ironwood when the accident occurred.

The driver of a Corullo Forest Products Corporation logging truck was also injured when he couldn’t avoid a collision. He was hospitalized with less serious injuries, according to an initial sheriff’s department report.

Schiiller, a 2005 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, was pronounced dead at the scene. She is survived by four children.

A Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstructionist was called into the investigation after the crash caused the closure of the highway and detours.


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