The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that happened Saturday afternoon in the Town of Merrill.
At 2:05pm the 911 center received a call of a two vehicle crash on County Rd. K just south of Pope Road.
Lincoln County Deputies, Merrill Fire and EMS and the Wisconsin State Patrol all responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation shows a vehicle being driven by 71 year old Harvey D. Graap of Merrill was traveling south on County Rd. K when his vehicle crossed the center line and struk a northbound vehicle being driven by 75 year old Bunsen F. Gipple of Tomahawk.
Graap was pronounced dead at the scene; Gipple was transported by Merrill EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center where he was treated and released.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash. Graap was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident.
This is the second fatal motor vehicle crash in Lincoln County in 2012.