Police Pursuit Ends Fatally for Suspect Driver

Police Pursuit Ends Fatally for Suspect Driver

July 14, 2018 09:47 PM

One man is dead after he failed to stop for police and lost control of his car in Hayward, Wisconsin, crashing into a wooded area early Saturday morning.

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According to the Hayward Police Department, at approximately 2:20 a.m., a City of Hayward Police Department Officer attempted to stop a vehicle in Hayward for a traffic violation. The vehicle refused to stop for the officer and a short pursuit ensued. 

The suspect vehicle proceeded at a speed in excess of 100 miles per hour, westbound on Wisconsin Highway 77. While officers were following the vehicle, the vehicle's lights turned off, at which time the officers lost sight of the speeding vehicle. 

At about 2:30 a.m., the vehicle was located in a wooded area near the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 77 and Foley Road, approximately one and a half miles west of the city limits of Hayward. The driver of the suspect vehicle had apparently lost control and left the roadway. The driver, a 26-year-old man, was the only occupant of the vehicle and was declared deceased at the scene. The name of the driver is not being released at this time. 

At the request of the City of Hayward Police Department and the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office, a follow-up investigation of the incident is being conducted by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Wisconsin Department of Justice. 

There is no further information at this time. 

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