Woman dies after early-morning rollover

An Oconto woman died Sunday of injuries sustained in a rollover crash on U.S. 41 early in the morning of April 28.

According to the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department report, Kimberly Trepanier, 29, was southbound on U.S. 41 near Brookside Road at 2:17 a.m. when she entered the median shoulder, overcorrected and skidded across both lanes and into the ditch, then overturned several times. Trepanier was ejected from the vehicle, which was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived about 10 minutes later.

She was hospitalized with what were described as life-threatening injuries, and the department announced Monday that she had died from those injuries.

U.S. 41 southbound was closed for nearly two hours while firefighters extinguished the blaze and deputies investigated the crash. It appeared that alcohol was a factor in the crash, the Sheriff’s Department said.