A driver was announced dead at the scene of a crash Monday on Wisconsin Highway 13 in the town of Barksdale, near Wedal Road.
Before the collision, around 12:20 p.m., the Bayfield County Communications Center received multiple calls reporting a car with an erratic driver traveling south on Highway 13 near Washburn, the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Shortly thereafter, the car went into the opposing lane and collided with an oncoming northbound pickup truck pulling a camper trailer. Both vehicles caught on fire. The Washburn Police Department quickly arrived and helped the occupants out of their vehicles with the aid of a bystander.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and one occupant of the pickup truck was transported to a nearby hospital. Another occupant of the truck was unharmed. Authorities did not provide details on the injured person's condition.
The sheriff's office and Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating the crash. The names of parties involved in the collision will be released later this week pending family notification.