A dump truck driver died when his vehicle caught fire in an accident at about 8:50 p.m. Friday on US 141 a half mile south of County P. The victim was identified as 59 year-old, Randy Gawryleseki, of Suamico. According to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department, his northbound dump truck struck a northbound tractor towing a grain drill, causing the truck to catch fire. Gawryleski died in the burning wreckage and was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner. He was alone in the vehicle. The driver of the tractor and a juvenile male passenger were not injured.
Northbound US141 traffic was detoured for several hours during the investigation and cleanup. This was the third traffic fatality of the year in Marinette County.