Sheriff's department urges slowing down, wearing seat belts after weather-related crashes

By: Barron County Sheriff's Department News Release Email
By: Barron County Sheriff's Department News Release Email

BARRON, Wis. (BARRON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - During the morning hours of Saturday, November 17, 2012, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol handled several accidents due to slick road conditions. One accident had serious injuries. Below is a list and details of these accidents.

At 6:20 a.m., Barron County handled a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 48th near 13 ½ St involving a Danielle Latvala, 21, from Cumberland. She was not injured but stuck several tractors for sale on the property.

At 7:30 a.m., Barron County handled a one vehicle rollover on Hwy 63 at 16th Ave involving a Kristin Wellens-Hoffman, 63, from Turtle Lake. She was not injured.

At 7:45 a.m., Barron County handled a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 63 near 16th Ave involving a Mary Jones, 45, from Elmwood. Mary hit some trees but was not injured.

At 7:50 a.m., the Wisconsin State Patrol handled a one vehicle rollover on 28th St at 7th Ave with no injuries.

At 7:54 a.m., Barron County handled a one vehicle rollover on Hwy 8 at 3rd St involving a Marguerite Fisher, 63, from New Auburn. She was not injured.

At 8:30 a.m., Barron County handled a one vehicle rollover on Hwy 63 near 16th Ave involving an Elizabeth Hanson, 69, from Cumberland. Elizabeth was ejected from the vehicle and flown by Life Link to unknown hospital with serious injuries.
At 9:03a.m., Barron County assisted Turtle Lake Police Department with a rollover on Hwy 8 in the Village of Turtle Lake with no injuries.

Remember to slow down and always wear your seatbelt with winter weather approaching


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