Five people are injured after a three-car accident in Sister Bay Wednesday, including two currently in life-threatening condition.
It happened between 4:30 and 5 PM on CTH 57 north of Orchard Rd. The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department, Sister Bay-Liberty Grove First Responders, Ephraim Fire Department, Baileys Harbor Fire Department, Door County Emergency Services and the Door County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene. The investigation says a 26-year old Baileys Harbor woman was driving an SUV southbound and hit a northbound car driven by a 25-year-old Sister Bay man. The SUV then continued southbound and hit another car head-on driven by a Freeport, Illinois man. The two people in the third are the ones with life-threatening injuries with the driver being taken by Eagle III helicopter to Bay Area Medical Center in Green Bay. The passenger was taken to Door County Medical Center. She was then transferred by air ambulances to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The driver of the SUV is at Door County Medical Center with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The two people in the second car only had minor injuries and are not in the hospital.
STH 57 was closed until 9:25 PM while the Door County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol were investigating the crash. It appears alcohol was a factor.
There has been a rash of accidents in Sister Bay this week. On Tuesday night, five people were taken to the hospital from a crash at Highway 42 and Town Line Road. There have also been three or four other car accidents in the area according to Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht. He says he doesn’t have a specific explanation for why all of these accidents are happening now but urges drivers to be extra cautious on the roads.
Hecht credits all the volunteer firefighters in the area for responding and working extra the past couple of days.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.