BARRON COUNTY - Authorities in Barron County responded to a 911 call regarinding a car vs. pedestrian accident this morning, according to a press release form the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

(Press Release) - On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 5:19 a.m., the Barron County 911 Center received a call of a car vs pedestrian accident on Hwy P near the Holiday Gas Station.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriffs arrived on scene and were able to determine that Lolita Kohler, 71 of Cumberland was outside of her vehicle after getting stuck in a drift on Hwy P just north of Almena, when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Mataya Fogelberg, 20 of Turtle Lake.

The victim was taken by private vehicle to the gas station in Almena. Lolita was transported by the Cumberland Ambulance to Mayo Hospital in Barron with serious but not life threatening injuries. Almena Fire and Barron County First Responders also assisted on this call.

Contributing factors to this crash were road conditions and drifting snow.

This crash remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff


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