WAUPACA COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says a 70-year-old Waupaca man is dead after a single vehicle crash Saturday morning.
Around 8:30 a.m., Wisconsin State Troopers responded to a report of a crash on County Hwy. E, just south of Southwood Drive near Waupaca, for a vehicle crashing into a tree.
Medical personnel arrived on the scene and tried performing life-saving measures on the 70-year-old man who was driving the vehicle.
The 70-year-old driver was transported to ThedaCare in Waupaca, where he later died.
WisDot says a preliminary investigation shows the vehicle had been traveling southbound on County Hwy. E and failed to negotiate a curve.
The vehicle entered the ditch and struck a tree.
The man was reported to not being wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and alcohol was not a factor.
The victim’s name is being withheld at this time.
The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.