Police Need Help Solving Fatal Accident

Police in Ironwood are looking for a red jeep that may have witnessed a fatal accident tuesday afternoon.

The Ironwood Department of Public Safety says it happened shortly after 1:30 yesterday afternoon.

A vehicle traveling on suffolk street hit 77 year old Francis “Ronnie” Kilponen.

Kilponeen airlifted to St. Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin but died today.

An autopsy will be conducted later this week.

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and is cooperating with the police.

But, witnesses say the driver of a red jeep may have more information on the accident and police are asking the driver to contact the Ironwood Public Safety Department at 906–932–1234.