Fatal Crash on Co Hwy A near Spooner

WASHBURN CO., Wis. – Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug 21, authorities responded to a one vehicle crash on County Highway A near Fred Tripp Road in Washburn County, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Upon arrival an investigation was conducted and determined that the driver, a 48-year-old female of Springbrook, was under the influence of alcohol after a legal blood draw.

A female passenger, identified as 54-year-old Judith Ray, sustained life-threatening injuries. Both females were transported via helicopter to Duluth for treatment.

The driver, identified as Lorraine Lampert, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury.

At 8:30 p.m. Monday night, the Wisconsin State Patrol was notified that Ray had succumbed to her injuries. Lampert will now face new formal charges.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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