BARRON COUNTY -- Authorities responded to a car vs pedestrian accident on HWY 63 in Barronett on Saturday which resulted in two Shell Lake residents being transferred to a hospital in Minnesota with serious injuries, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 6:24 p.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a car vs pedestrian accident on Highway 63 in Barronett.

Initial investigation shows a car driven by Sharai Hefty, 62 of Shell Lake, was traveling north on Highway 63 and struck Richard Lauterbach, 53, and Jane Lauterbach, 44, both of Shell Lake.

Richard and Jane Lauterbach were both transferred to Regions Hospital in Minnesota with serious injuries. Hefty was not injured.

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

Assisting the sheriff’s department was the Cumberland Fire Department, Cumberland Ambulance, Cumberland Police Department and Spooner Ambulance.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Sheriff

Barron County Sheriff’s Department


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