Five people were injured, including three critically, after a three-vehicle crash on Highway 57 in the Village of Sister Bay Wednesday afternoon. Two people suffered life-threatening injuries, one suffered serious injuries, and two had minor injuries.
At 4:40 pm, the Sister Bay Fire Department and Door County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 10490 Highway 57, near the Scandinavian Lodge.
According to the Door County Sheriff’s Office, the initial investigation revealed that a 2009 Ford Escape, driven by a 26 year-old Baileys Harbor woman, was traveling southbound when it struck a northbound 2011 Nissan Rouge, driven by a 25 year-old Sister Bay man. The Ford Escape then continued southbound and struck a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban head-on. The Suburban was being driven by a Freeport, Illinois man.
The driver of the Escape was transported to Door County Medical Center by ambulance with serious injuries. The driver of the Suburban was transported from the scene by Eagle III helicopter to Bay Area Medical Center in Green Bay with life-threatening injuries. The passenger of the Suburban was transported to Door County Medical Center by ambulance with life-threatening injuries. She has since been transferred to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee by air ambulance. The driver and passenger in the Nissan Rouge had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. They were not transported to the hospital.
A Sheriff’s Department release said alcohol appears to have been a factor in this crash.
The crash remains under investigation. The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting the Sheriff’s Office in the investigation. Highway 57 re-opened to traffic at about 10 pm Wednesday. No further information is being released at this time.
Personnel from Door County Emergency Services, Sister Bay Fire Department, Ephraim Fire Department, Baileys Harbor Fire Department, Northern Door First Responders and the Door County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.