Corbine, Brandi: LCO College student killed in rollover

Hayward, Wisconsn (NFIC) 10-07

A Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa tribal member and college student at the Lac Courte Oreilles Community College was struck and killed in an earlier morning car accident on Highway B about 4 miles east of Hayward, Wisconsin and about 3/4 of a mile west of the LCO Casino and Hotel Lodge on October 26.

Brandi Corbine

26 year-old Brandi Corbine, a mother of two children, was killed after being struck by a car driven by 27 year-old Gerald Allen Crowe while lying on the highway following a roll-over of the vehicle she was riding in. Crowe fled the scene of the accident but was apprehended later after his car became disabled.

According to the police report, the vehicle at approximately 2 am in the early morning of October 26 left the roadway and rolled over ejecting the passengers.

The driver of the car Carmelita LaCapa, 22, and a 41 year-old passenger, Barbara DeNasha were also transported to the Hayward Hospital. DeNasha was then transported to a Duluth, Minnsota hospital for further treatment of her internal injuries.


Another individual, Ami Sue Johnson, 35 of Hayward, Wisconsin, who had stopped to assist victims of the accident and was talking to Corbine was also struck by the Gerald Crowe vehicle. Crowe fled the scene, abondoning the vehicle a short distance from the scene and was located at the LCO Casino where he was taken into custody. Crowe is being held on a $25,000 cash bond, for "Hit and Run Causing Death," and according to the official police report may be charged with additional offenses.

Johnson was transported to the Hayward Hospital with a broken arm, lacerations and contusions.

Corbine had recently started college classes and was assigned a work-study internship at News From Indian Country where her primary responsibilities were learning to input news stories into the new NFIC website you see here.

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Sawyer County officers investigate the scene of the accident October 26

Local law enforcement officials were still at the scene on October 26 conducting their investigation into the accident and reconstructing the scene

Corbine was the daughter of Roberta Corbine and Rick DeNomie.

The Mass of Christian Burial was on Tuesday, October 30 at St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission in Reserve, Wisconsin. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery.

A trust fund for the two children of Brandi Corbine was opened at the LCO Federal Credit Union, LCO Box 1710 or 9790 N. Country Road K, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843 - 715-634-7772 or fax 715-634-7880. If you have any questions about making a contribution please feel free to contact them.