Note: This story has been updated. The update can be found here: UPDATE: Authorities Release Name Of Victim, Photos In Polk Co. Fatal Crash

POLK COUNTY -- A multi-vehicle crash on Wednesday night in the Village of Dresser has resulted in a fatality and injuries to others, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

(Press Release) -- On February 12th, 2020 at approximately 6:35 PM the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to STH 35 just north of 1st Street, in the Village of Dresser for a two car accident with injuries. A southbound red colored, Ford Escape driven by a single male occupant collided head on with a White colored, Ford Explorer driven by a female occupant and also occupied by a juvenile passenger.  

Allied First & Dresser Fire along with Lakes Area and Osceola Ambulances responded to the scene. State Highway 35 was closed while fire and first responders worked at extricating the driver of the Ford Escape.  That driver was subsequently extricated and transported to the Osceola Medical Center. The driver of that vehicle suffered critical injuries and died at the hospital (name currently withheld).  

The occupants of the white colored Ford Explorer were transported to the New Richmond area hospital.  They sustained minor- non life threatening injuries. (names currently withheld).

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office with this crash was the St. Croix Falls Police Department., Allied Fire and First Responders – Dresser, St Croix Valley EMS, Osceola Municipal Ambulance Service, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Additional information to be released at a later time.

- Per Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak

Last Update: Feb 17, 2020 2:39 pm CST

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