WAUPACA, Wis. (WBAY) – A Waupaca driver died after entering a ditch and hitting a tree on Saturday morning on County Highway E just south of Southwood Drive.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said it happened close to 8:30 a.m. when medical personnel tried helping the 70-year-old driver. He was transported to ThedaCare in Waupaca where he died.
The preliminary investigation according to WisDot states the driver was travelling south on County Highway E and failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle then entered the west ditch and struck a tree.
The man failed to wear a seat belt, and it is reported that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
Sunday morning authorities idetnetifed the driver as James Denson,70, from Waupaca.
The crash is under investigation by Wisconsin State Patrol.