POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the two who died in Monday's double-fatal crash in Polk County. 

(Press Release) -- The driver fatally injured was 16 year old Michael Magnuson, from rural Clayton WI.  The passenger fatally injured was 16 year old Grace Schradle also from Rural Clayton WI.  Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the family and community as we all continue to get through this tragic event.  

Per Sheriff Waak

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Double-Fatal Car Vs Semi Crash In Polk County

DrydenWire.com l Monday, September 16, 2019

POLK COUNTY -- A double-fatal car vs semi crash occurred in Polk County this afternoon, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

(Press Release) -- On Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 1:49 pm, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center began receiving calls regarding a vehicle versus Semi truck and trailer crash on US Hwy 63 at the intersection of 60th Ave, in the Town of Clear Lake.

Information was given that after the crash the vehicle had entered the ditch and was on its roof.  Upon arrival of the initial officer, it was deemed the occupants had sustained life threatening injuries.  

Upon arrival, of other Deputies, it was learned that the Semi Truck was pulling a trailer and traveling north bound on Hwy 63 approaching 60th Avenue.  At that time, a sedan was traveling East bound on 60th Ave, approaching highway 63.  According to witnesses on scene, the sedan slowed, but, traveled onto Hwy 63 without stopping for the stop sign.  The Semi truck was then halfway through the intersection when the sedan impacted the side of the trailer.  

After the initial collision the sedan continued into the trailer, until the rear trailer tires impacted the side of the sedan.  The sedan was then redirected to the north and west, where it then entered the west ditch north of 60th Ave.  The sedan then rolled onto its roof where it came to rest.  The Semi-truck and trailer continued to the north where the driver was able to maintain control and pulled the unit to the east side shoulder of Hwy 63, north of the crash.  

Both occupants of the sedan had suffered fatal injuries at the scene.

Assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with the crash was Clear Lake Police Department, Clear Lake fire and first responders, Clayton Fire and first responders, Amery area ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Names of the persons involved in the crash will be released at a later date. 

Per Sheriff Waak

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