Authorities investigate fatal crash involving Bad River officer

The seal of the Bad River Band. Image from Native Wisconsin

A police officer from the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe in Wisconsin was involved in a fatal vehicle accident on Monday.

According to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, the officer's squad car collided head on with another vehicle. A 66-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the other car, died on the scene and the 33-year-old driver suffered injuries and was transported to a hospital for "advanced medical care."

The officer also was injured. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, the sheriff's office said.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating.

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Bad River Indian tribal police car involved in fatal crash (WTAQ 11/25)
One killed in two-car collision (The Ashland Daily Press 11/25)
Motorist killed in squad car crash in Ashland County (Forum News Service 11/24)

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