TOWN OF WAUSAUKEE—A crashed pickup truck was discovered Sunday morning off U.S. 141, near Kaiko Road in the Town of Wausaukee. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office revealed that sometime either Saturday night or early Sunday morning, the vehicle went off the road to the west, struck a driveway embankment and then traveled a distance before hitting a stump and a tree. The wreckage was cold, indicating the incident happened much earlier.

A deceased woman was found within the wreckage. She was later identified as Hope Tyler, 52, Menominee.

The cause and factors that led to the crash are still under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and medical examiner.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Wisconsin DNR Wardens, Wausaukee Fire Department and Wausaukee Rescue Squad.

This is Marinette County’s first traffic fatality of 2021.