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POLK COUNTY -- A multi-vehicle crash in Polk County on Sunday night has resulted in the death of one person, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

(Press Release) -- On Sunday, February 23rd at approximately 7:05 PM, Polk County Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle accident on CTH M just north of the Saint Croix/Polk County Line. A Polk County Deputy arrived on scene at 7:11 PM to report that this was a truck pulling a trailer northbound that had collided with a southbound passenger car.  

The truck pulling the recreational trailer was occupied by an adult male driver, and two adult female passengers. These subjects were attempting to make a left hand turn onto East Cedar Lake road. These occupants were uninjured at the scene.

The southbound passenger car was occupied by an adult female driver. This vehicle collided with the truck and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this incident.

Polk County Sheriff’s Department called out their accident reconstruction team to map the scene of the incident.

This investigation is still on going, names are currently being withheld pending investigation and notification.  

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the following agencies in their assistance: Allied Fire Alden, Allied First Alden, Allied First Garfield, and the New Richmond EMS Services.


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