Rusk County crash leaves one person dead, another hurt
RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - One person is dead, and another person is hurt following a crash in Rusk County Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the crash happened just before 4 p.m. on U.S. Highway 8 at Log Cabin Road, near Weyerhaeuser.
Troopers responded to the one-vehicle rollover crash. The driver of the vehicle, an 80-year-old man from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, was airlifted to a hospital in Eau Claire with non-life threatening injuries..
The passenger in the vehicle died at the scene. A preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was westbound on Hwy 8 and crossed the centerline. The vehicle went in the south ditch and hit a tree and a power pole. Troopers say the vehicle rolled, and it came to rest on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.
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