Woman hurt in crash on Pierce Co. road covered with mayflies

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) -- On Sunday July 20th, 2014, at approximately 10:25 PM the Pierce County Dispatch Center was notified of a three vehicle accident with injuries on US Hwy 63 near 825th St in Trenton Township. A 1995 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling North Bound on US Hwy 63. The operator was identified as Theresa L. Hunt, 24 YOA from Ellsworth, WI.

Ms.Hunt lost control on the roadway which was covered by a heavy hatch of mayflies. The roadway was slippery at the time of the accident and visibility was limited. Ms. Hunt received injuries but did not wish to be transported by ambulance. She struck a 2013 Hyundai Elantra traveling South Bound which was being operated by Scott D. Pauley, 52 YOA from Rochester, MN. There was a passenger in his vehicle who was identified as Cynthia L. Pauley, 51 YOA from Rochester, MN. Mr. Pauley was uninjured and Ms.Pauley was transported by the Red Wing Ambulance Service to Mayo Hospital in Red Wing with undetermined injuries.

Ms. Hunt's vehicle also struck a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country Van traveling South Bound being operated by a Tanya M. Lapointe 35 YOA, from Baldwin WI. There was a passenger in her vehicle identified as Jeremy A. Gedatus, 34 YOA from Baldwin WI. Both subjects were not injured.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Red Wing Fire & Ambulance Department and the Red Wing Police Department.


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