Sheriff: Alcohol suspected in Waushara County fatal crash; victim ID’d

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Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 9:16 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2023 at 3:26 PM CST
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WAUSHARA COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The driver killed in a crash in Waushara County over the weekend was publicly identified Tuesday as 80-year-old Daniel Sterman. He was from Redgranite.

On Sunday, at about noon, the sheriff’s office responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 21 at 22nd Ave. in Marion township.

Sterman died at the scene. The driver and passenger of an SUV were taken to a hospital by Waushara County EMS.

“Preliminary indication of evidence located at the accident scene indicate that fail to stop at a stop sign and alcohol appear to be contributing factors,” reads a statement from Sheriff Wally Zuehlke.

The sheriff did not say which driver was believed to have been drinking or who failed to stop at the stop sign.

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Wautoma Area Fire District, Wautoma Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Waushara County EMS, and the Waushara County Medical Examiner’s Office.