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Watson Lake, WI – Wanda Zielicke Killed in Fatal Accident on Sterling Hwy near mile post 71.5

by | Sep 6, 2023 | Accident News |

Watson Lake, WI (September 6, 2023) – A woman identified as 59-year-old Wanda Zielicke lost her life in a car accident on Monday afternoon, September 4. Reports from authorities show the accident occurred between two cars at around 3:00 p.m. 

Several responders were dispatched to the scene of the incident on the Sterling Highway near mile post 71.5 shortly after it happened. Sources say the incident occurred when Theodore Zielicke, the driver of the vehicle Wanda was in, was involved in a head-on crash with another vehicle. 

Both drivers involved suffered serious injuries in the collision. The roadway was closed for an extended period of time while crews worked in the area in an effort to investigate and render aid. 

The highway did not reopen until around 8:00 p.m., police said. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Wanda Zielicke at this time.

Wisconsin Auto Accidents

Watson Lake, WI - Wanda Zielicke Killed in Fatal Accident on Sterling Hwy near mile post 71.5

Hundreds of people lose their lives each year in auto collisions in Wisconsin. in 2022, almost 600 people were killed in car crashes across the state. Auto collisions can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from bad weather to car problems. However, over the past ten years or so, car wrecks have been mostly caused by negligent driving in the US. The most common types of negligent driving in the United States today include intoxication, fatigue, distraction, and speeding. Alarmingly, these are all preventable and usually associated with carelessness and/or recklessness. Individuals need to consider their own safety as well as the safety of others in order to preserve their lives and the lives of those around them. Human beings often operate with a sense of invincibility, which is just not practical, especially while behind the wheel of a large, heavy, fast-moving vehicle. Though driving a car is an extremely commonplace activity carried out by millions of Americans each day, it is, unfortunately, one of the most dangerous acts we engage in on a daily basis. 

Losing someone you love in a fatal crash can drastically and negatively affect your life. Taking legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind at a time like this. However, depending on the circumstances of your family member’s accident, you may be feeling angry and hurt over the fact that their crash could have been prevented if only the other driver was paying attention, sober, or acted more responsibly in another manner. You should know that, if you know that your loved one’s crash was the result of another person’s negligent actions, you may have options as you move forward. It is possible for many parties related to the deceased victim to bring a wrongful death claim. These include some of the following parties:

  • A spouse of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased
  • A personal representative of the estate

If you have lost somebody you love in a collision, you should speak with a Watson Lake wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.

At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our attorneys are here to assist you after you have lost somebody close to you in a fatal accident. Though no amount of money can ever fully compensate you for your losses, it can help you move forward financially during these difficult times. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Clear Lake at (608) 471-5365 for more information on how we can assist you.

Note: When writing this accident news article, our writers utilized secondary sources, including local news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, and, occasionally, eyewitness reports. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts pertaining to this accident. If you locate any information in this post that is inaccurate, please contact Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. right away. The article will be updated with the correct information immediately.  If requested, we will take down this post. 

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