BARRON COUNTY -- A Semi vs Minivan crash in Barron County on HWY 53 has resulted in two people being injured; one in critical condition, according to a situation report from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

(Situation Report) -- At 2218 hrs on September 28th 2019, the Barron County 911 Center received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a semi rollover on northbound Highway 53 at MM133. 

First arriving units confirmed a minivan vs semi, with the semi on its side, and its load of green beans had spilled on Hwy 53 and the shoulder. The minivan had been towing a small flatbed trailer which disintegrated upon impact, heavily covering both northbound lanes of Hwy 53 with debris. 

The semi driver was transported to Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake with minor injuries. The minivan driver was transported to Mayo Hospital in Barron, and later transferred to Eau Claire with critical injuries. 

Chetek Fire Department closed the northbound lanes of Hwy 53 at Chetek and diverted traffic to allow for debris clean-up, which took approx 30 minutes with a street sweeper from the Barron County Highway Department and manpower from the Cameron Fire Department. 

Responding Departments Included:

  • Cameron Fire Department 
  • Chetek Fire Department LMC EMS
  • Mayo EMS
  • Chetek EMS 
  • Lifelink III Helicopter
  • Cameron Police Department
  • Chetek Police Department
  • Barron County Sheriff’s Department Barron County Highway Department 

Per Mike Judy, Director, Office of Emergency Services Barron County Sheriff’s Department 

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