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Driver Dies in Lincoln County Crash

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Facebook

The driver of a stolen car died in a crash near Merrill Wednesday evening.

Two Lincoln County police officers were chasing the car down a rural road when the driver went off the street.

The driver was the only person in the car and did not survive the accident.

The police officers were not hurt.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the crash.

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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