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At 1:19 p.m. on January 24, 2024, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Winter Sports Road and Spruce Lake Road in the Town of Grover.  The caller stated the vehicle was off the road.  There was a large amount of blood in the vehicle.  Taylor County deputies, along with EMS and Fire, were dispatched.

Upon arrival, it was determined that Zachary Dunn, 41, Medford, was deceased.  However, his death was not caused by the accident.  Rather, his death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, the investigation determined that "Dunn was operating the vehicle and was traveling southbound on Winter Sports Road.  While southbound on Winter Sports Road, Dunn’s vehicle began to swerve back and forth, crossing the center of the roadway several times.  The vehicle then entered the east ditch striking trees and causing extensive damage to the vehicle.  The air bag was deployed.  After the vehicle came to rest in the ditch, Dunn retrieved a firearm that was in his vehicle and committed suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound."

At this time, it is unclear if Dunn intentionally drove off the road or lost control of his vehicle.  The investigation is ongoing.
(This post was last modified: 01-29-2024, 04:03 AM by My Northern Wisconsin.)