One killed in wrong-way crash in Burnett County

Burnett County (WQOW) – A man is dead and two others are hurt after a crash in Burnett County on Friday.

According to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Sanders, 62, of Superior, was driving southbound in the northbound lane of Highway 35 when he hit a vehicle head-on driven by Arthur Foix, 51, of Minneapolis around 8:14 p.m. Friday.

Sanders’ vehicle went into the ditch, hit several trees and caught on fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Foix and his juvenile passenger were airlifted to the Twin Cities with serious injuries. 

Three minutes before the crash was reported, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a southbound vehicle driving very fast in the northbound lane.

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