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Four people, including three children, were ejected from a vehicle Monday, July 23, 2012, after the Chevy Blazer they were riding in left Wisconsin Highway 13 and rolled just north of Washburn, the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office reported. A 2-year-old from Bayfield was killed. The girl and the other passengers in the crash were not using seat belts or child restraints, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. (Photo by Bayfield County Sheriff's Department)

Our view: Bayfield traffic tragedy offers chilling reminder

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Among a host of other run-ins with law enforcement and traffic troubles over the past five years or so, Chelsea Cadotte of Bayfield was cited at least twice for failing to put her young children in their safety seats while driving. In the most recent incident, she pleaded guilty by "no contest." That was just about two months ago. She has been fined a total of $340 for repeat car-seat and sea-belt oversight.


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