Sawyer County law enforcement officials are seeking a vehicle occupant who fled from a traffic crash at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

According to a Sawyer County Sheriff's press release, a deputy observed a black-colored Chevrolet Impala auto traveling northbound on County E, making an improper stop at the intersection with Williams Road in the Town of Bass Lake.

The vehicle proceeded westbound on Williams Road, at which time the deputy activated the emergency lights on his squad car and attempted to stop the  vehicle.

The deputy continued to attempt to catch up on Williams Road but temporarily lost sight of the vehicle. A short time later the deputy observed the vehicle on its side in the ditch on Williams Road about eight-tenths of a mile from the intersection of County E.

As the deputy exited his squad car, he observed an occupant of the vehicle running away, but the deputy was unable to catch up to the person.

The deputy returned to the  vehicle and assisted another deputy who had arrived to assist.

The deputies located a female occupant in the suspect vehicle. She was  treated at the scene by Sawyer County Ambulance Paramedic and EMTs. She was transported to Hayward Area Memorial Hospital for possible injuries.

The name of the female occupant is not being released at this time.

The identity of the occupant who ran from the vehicle also remains unknown at this time.

This incident remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

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