BARRON COUNTY -- A 17-year-old and 16-year-old were transported for medical care following a Truck vs Horse & Buggy crash on Thursday night in Barron County, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

Press Release

On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:44pm the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a truck vs horse and buggy accident on Hwy M near 30th Avenue.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with a Washburn County Deputy, Lakeview Medical Center Ambulance, Rice Lake Fire Department, Birchwood Fire Department and the Life Link Helicopter all responded to the scene.

Initial investigation shows that a horse and buggy traveling north on Hwy M was struck by a truck that was also travelling north on Hwy M. The buggy had operating rear lights.

The driver of the truck was treated and released at the scene. One subject in the buggy, a 17yr old, was flown from the scene to an area hospital in serious condition and the other occupant, a 16yr old, was transported to LMC with minor injuries.

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

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Last Update: Feb 19, 2021 9:00 am CST

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