Community Incident Report: Fatal Vehicle Accident

August 3, 2023

The Red Cliff Tribal Council is greatly saddened to share that Gaa-Miskwaabikaang lost a community member Wednesday night. The Tribal Council and Red Cliff Police Department send its sincerest condolences to all impacted by this incident. At this time, names are not being released out of respect for the family.

On Wednesday August 2nd around 10:00 PM, a fatal vehicle accident involving a City of Bayfield Police Department patrol vehicle and a pedestrian occurred on Highway 13 near W. Bresette Hill Road in Gaa-Miskwaabikaang. Wisconsin State Patrol and Ashland County Sheriff's Office are conducting the investigation.

More details will be shared with the community once the investigation is complete.

Resources are available to anyone grieving and impacted by this incident. The Red Cliff Community Health Center and Red Cliff Behavioral Health Department offer care and support to anyone in need. Please call 715-779-3707 or 715-779-3741.


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