Head-On Crash Kills Wakefield Man

A Wakefield man is dead tonight after an early-morning head-on crash with a tractor trailer in Ironwood.

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department says it’s 31-year-old Adrian Norabuena-Medina.

The accident happened shortly after 3:30 Central time this morning.

His car hit a tractor trailer loaded with logs on US-2, right in front of Grand View Health System.

He died at the scene.

Preliminary investigations found that the car crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic.

After hitting the truck head-on, the car then got trapped underneath it.

Portions of the highway had to be closed for more than 5 hours to clear logs and other debris.

The driver of the big rig wasn’t hurt.

There’s no word on why Norabuena-Medina’s car crossed traffic.