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Elk Mound man found dead after rollover crash near New Auburn Wednesday

The crash occurred on southbound Highway 53 near the New Auburn exit.
The crash occurred on southbound Highway 53 near the New Auburn exit.(Gray News)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 3:05 PM CDT
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TOWN OF DOVRE, Wis. (WEAU) - An Elk Mound man is dead after a crash near New Auburn Wednesday.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department says 77-year-old Donald Buerkley of Elk Mound was found dead at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash on southbound Highway 53 near the exit to New Auburn.

According to a release by the Sheriff’s Department, Buerkley’s vehicle struck a tree after leaving the roadway Wednesday at 2:24 p.m.

Chetek Ambulance and New Auburn Fire Department assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department and the Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Press Release - July 22, 2021 On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 2:24 p.m., the Barron County 911 Center received a call...

Posted by Barron County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, July 22, 2021

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