Bayfield Co. authorities release name of woman killed in crash

Bayfield Co. authorities release name of woman killed in crash Photo: Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office

Updated: September 25, 2020 11:18 AM

Authorities have released the name of the woman killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Bayfield County.


The crash happened on Highway 13 near Wedal Road in the Town of Barksdale, south of Washburn, shortly after Noon. The sheriff's office says Samantha Hunt of Ashland was killed when the car she was driving crossed into the opposing lane of traffic and collided with a northbound pickup truck pulling a camper.

Both vehicles then caught fire.

A couple from Silverthorne, Colorado, was in the truck. One occupant of the pickup truck was taken to a hospital with injuries, while a second occupant was not hurt.

The sheriff's office said dispatchers received multiple calls reporting an erratic driver on Highway 13 shortly before the crash happened. The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting the sheriff's office in its investigation.

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