POLK COUNTY -- One person has died and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Saturday evening in Polk County, according to authorities in Polk County.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) says that on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at 6:25p, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a two-vehicle traffic crash near the intersection of State Hwy 46 and Vijobi Trail in the Town of Lincoln. It was reported at that time that there were multiple occupants injured and entrapped as a result of the crash. Law enforcement units, fire, and first-responder personnel, and multiple area ambulances responded to the scene of the crash.
The PCSO says that it was determined that a Ford pickup was traveling northbound and a Chevrolet SUV was traveling southbound when the vehicles collided. The male driver of the Chevrolet SUV succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The female passenger of the same SUV sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Regions Hospital from the scene.
The female driver of the Ford pickup truck sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Regions Hospital after being transported by ambulance to Amery Hospital and Clinic, according to the PCSO. The male passenger of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Amery Hospital and Clinic.
The traffic incident is under investigation by the PCSO and the names of the deceased are being withheld at this time and will be released at a later date.
The PCSO says that they would like to thank the Wisconsin State Patrol, Amery Fire Department and First Responders, Apple River Fire Department and First Responders, Amery Area Ambulances, Luck Area Ambulance, Life-Link Air Ambulance, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office for their assistance with this incident.
This is Polk County’s first reported traffic fatality for 2021.