- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

GRAND VIEW, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a woman has died after driving her car around barricades on a washed-out highway in flooded northwestern Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Department of Transportation official called 911 around 9:30 a.m. Monday to report the crash on U.S. Highway 63 just north of Grand View.

The official said the car drove around two sets of “road closed” signs and into the washed-out part of the highway, which goes down about 50 feet. The car came to rest at the bottom of the washout.

Bayfield County sheriff’s authorities say the woman had to be extricated from her car and brought to the surface using ropes. WDIO-TV (https://bit.ly/29QAGX9 ) reports she was airlifted to a hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, where she died.

The name of the woman was not immediately released.

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Information from: WDIO-TV, https://www.wdio.com

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