Three people are dead after a two-car accident on state Highway 35 in Burnett County.
The fatal Wisconsin highway accident occurred at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in the town of Swiss—about six miles northeast of Danbury near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. Sixty-year-old Kevin Cook of Luck, Wisconsin was headed north on Highway 35 with a dog for a passenger. He was traveling at about 55 mph when he suddenly slowed down to 40 or 45 mph and veered in front of a southbound van driven by sixty-three-year-old Robert Peterson of Tomah. Peterson moved as far to the right as possible to avoid a crash, but was unable to escape.
Cook and his dog were killed, as well as two people in the van: the driver, Robert Peterson, of Oakdale, and Ellen Anderson, 80, of Two Harbors, Minnesota. Two others were injured: James I. Anderson and Bonnie Peterson. They were taken to separate hospitals. Bonnie Peterson was taken to Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center where she was treated and released. James Anderson was taken to St. Luke's hospital in Duluth. He will undergo extensive rehabilitation near his home in Twin Harbors.
One reckless driver can easily ruin a family outing. The Wisconsin auto accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham would like to offer our condolences to the Anderson and Peterson families.
The fatal Wisconsin car accident remains under investigation. Officials are waiting for the toxicology report and autopsy results from Cook’s body before determining the cause of the crash.