Richard F. Johnson Killed in Single-Vehicle Truck Accident on Highway 70 in the Village of Grantsburg, WI
Update (September 1, 2023): Richard F. Johnson reportedly succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident on August 26, 2023.
Village of Grantsburg, WI — August 22, 2023, Richard F. Johnson was injured in a single-vehicle truck accident around 3:35 p.m. on Highway 70 in Grantsburg.
According to sources, the victim was approaching the intersection of Hwy. 70 and Pine St. in a Hopkins Sand & Gravel that was full of gravel when his truck somehow veered off the road and collided with a tree and a stoplight. The impact of the crash reportedly forced the box truck's cab and chassis to completely separate.
Mr. Johnson was reportedly rushed to Burnett Medical Center with serious injuries and was then airlifted to a different hospital.
Authorities have not released the cause of the crash at this time.