Fatal Linwood accident claims life of Marshfield man
City Times Staff
LINWOOD — A fatal accident in Linwood has claimed the life of a 73-year-old Marshfield man this morning.
At approximately 7:23 a.m., a one-car accident was reported in the Town of Linwood involving who is now identified as Dennis Hetchler. The crash occurred on Highway 66 a tenth of a mile west of County Highway PP.
Deputies arrived to find Hetchler unresponsive, and despite lifesaving measures was pronounced dead at the scene. Hetchler’s PT Cruiser apparently approached a curve on the roadway, left the paved portion, and entered the north ditch where it struck the side of a driveway.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. This marks the fifth fatal accident in Portage County this year, two of them occurring this month.
Assisting at the scene was the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Rudolph Fire and EMS Department.