RUSK COUNTY — At 3:47p on Tuesday May 11, 2021, a crash occurred on US 8 WB at Log Cabin Road in Rusk County near Weyerhauser. The crash involved 1 fatality and 1 injury, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

News Release

Troopers responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash with entrapment and injuries in Rusk County on Highway 8 at Log Cabin Road. The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to Mayo hospital in Eau Claire. The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.

Preliminary evidence from the crash scene indicates the vehicle was westbound on Hwy 8 and crossed over the center line. The vehicle entered the south ditch and struck a tree and a power pole. The vehicle rolled over and came to its final rest on the passenger side of the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Assisting agencies included Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Unit 1: Van/SUV (2001 GMC Jimmy)
  • Driver: Name is withheld pending notification of family.
    • 80 Year Old Male From Sauk Rapids, MN
  • Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
  • Transported To: Mayo
  • Seatbelt Use: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No
  • Enforcement Action: Pending Investigation

Last Update: May 11, 2021 10:41 pm CDT

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