Elizabeth Steward Died, Ladysmith woman dead, 1 injured in Barron County 2-car accident

Elizabeth Steward Death – A Ladysmith woman has died following a deadly 2-car accident that happened on Tuesday County Road W and 18th Street, between Cameron and Barron. The victim has been identified as Elizabeth Steward. According to reports, 32-year-old Elizabeth Steward passed away from injuries sustained in the motor vehicle crash.

When did the crash happen?

On the evening of Tuesday, January 9th, 2024, at 6:58 PM, the Barron County 911 Center received numerous calls reporting a two-car collision at the intersection of County Road W and 18th Street, situated between Cameron and Barron.

Responding to the incident were deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, along with personnel from the WI State Patrol, Barron Police Department, Mayo Ambulance, Barron Fire Department, Marshfield Medical Center Ambulance, Cameron Fire Department, Barron County First Responders, and Life Link Helicopter.

How did the crash happen?

A truck driven by 19-year-old Braden Thomas from New Auburn was traveling eastbound on CTH W when another truck, operated by Elizabeth Steward was heading northbound on 18th St and failed to adhere to the stop sign at County Road W. The collision resulted in both trucks ending up in a field, with Steward’s vehicle fully engulfed and Thomas’s truck overturned.

Elizabeth Steward’s cause of death

Witnesses stopped and rendered aid to both drivers, including pulling Steward away from her burning vehicle. Medical aid was rendered on the scene. Steward was pronounced dead on scene and Thomas was flown to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigation ongoing

The accident remains under investigation by the WI State Patrol. County Road W was closed with the assistance of the Barron County Hwy Department for over 4 hours.

Winterhaven Resort – Bar & Grill released the following statement:

“We are saddened to share that Elizabeth Steward, former resident at Winterhaven Resort and who served countless people at the bar & restaurant with a smile and a kind word, has tragically passed away as the result of a vehicular accident last night. She leaves behind 3 beautiful little girls. Please keep them and her family in your thoughts.”

An obituary is not available at this time for Elizabeth Steward.

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