Wheeler woman perishes in 2-vehicle crash on STH 25

WHEELER — A Wheeler woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the village last Tuesday.

Zekia Hodgson, 27 of Wheeler, was pronounced dead at the scene after she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the centerline and was struck by a truck, driven by Jason Duncan, 50 of Minong, WI.

The accident occurred around 2:06 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, on State Highway 25 just south of 550th Street in the Village of Wheeler.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Boyceville Police Department, Boyceville Fire Department, and Colfax Ambulance responded to the scene.

The initial crash investigation shows that a 2007 Chrysler Sebring operated by Hodgson was southbound on STH 25 and a 2015 Ford F350 operated by Duncan was northbound on STH 25. Apparently, Hodgson began to loose control of her Sebring and started to slide back and forth in the road way.  The Sebring crossed the centerline and was stuck on the passengerside by Duncan’s F-350 truck.

Upon arrival of law enforcement, Hodgson was unresponsive and trapped in the vehicle. She was extricated from the vehicle and Colfax Ambulance personnel attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful. The Dunn County Medical Examiners Office responded to the scene and pronounced her deceased.

The report did not mention any injuries to Duncan nor did it state if either driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.   

Initial investigation shows that road conditions due to the heavy snow, combined with the conditions of the tires on the Sebring, and speed were contributing factors in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and  Dunn County Medical Examiners Office.

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