Accident claims life of Stillwater man


SPOONER, Wis. — A Stillwater man died Friday evening in a one-vehicle accident near Hayward, Wis., according to the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Northwest Region post in Spooner.

Authorities identified the victim as 20year-old Sean Schoonmaker.

Schoonmaker was alone in his car and driving east on Wisconsin Highway 27/70 near Turkey Trot Road just before 6 p.m. Friday when he apparently failed to negotiate a descending curve to the left, authorities said. His car veered to the right into a ditch and rolled over, authorities added.

Schoonmaker, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle, authorities added. Schoonmaker died at the scene.

Alcohol use is not suspected, authorities said.

Agencies assisting Wisconsin State Troopers at the scene were the Sawyer County, Wis., Sheriff’s Office, Lac Courte Oreilles Police Department and Stone Lake Fire and EMS.