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UPDATE: Tire failure causes fatal crash in Waupaca County

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WAUPACA, Wis. (WSAU) - A tire failure led to a fatal traffic crash Tuesday afternoon in Waupaca County.

Sheriff’s deputies say the one vehicle accident happened on Highway 49 a tenth of a mile north of Elm Valley Road in the Town of Waupaca at 5:17 p.m.  79-year-old Wiley Crandall of Antigo died from his injuries at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. 

The passenger side front tire blew out, and the driver lost control and struck a tree. Waupaca Fire Department staff had to extricate Crandall from the wreckage.

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