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Oneida County Sheriff's Officer Dies in ATV Accident

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An Oneida County police officer died Saturday evening in an ATV crash in Iron County, WI.

According to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Anton Keelin was thrown from his vehicle into a tree after hitting an object in the road.

Beacon Ambulance, Iron County Deputies, Hurley Police and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources arrived at the scene soon after the accident.

Keelin was transported to Aspirus Hospital in Ironwood, MI, but the Iron County Sheriff’s Office said attempts to save his life were not successful.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin DNR are investigating the crash.

Oneida County police officers have asked for privacy as they process the loss.

Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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