POLK COUNTY -- Authorities in Polk County have released the name of the person who died following a single-vehicle crash in Polk County on December 5, 2021.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says that the deceased driver has been identified as Matthew Joseph Krenz, of Star Prairie, WI.

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Single-Vehicle Crash Results In Fatality

DrydenWire.com l Monday, December 6, 2021

POLK COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash on Sunday in the Town of Farmington has resulted in a fatality, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On Sunday, December 5th, 2021, at 4:14 pm, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call reporting a crash that occurred on 220th Street north of 10th Avenue in the Town of Farmington. It was reported as a single-vehicle rollover crash.

Upon the Deputies' arrival on the scene, it was found that a red 2003 Ford F-350 was traveling northbound on 220th Street from 10th Avenue. The vehicle appeared to have begun to go up a slight incline and lost control when accelerating to go up the hill. The vehicle began to slide sideways and crossed the left of center. The vehicle continued to rotate until it entered the west ditch.

After entering the ditch, the vehicle rolled over, which caused severe damage to the roof of the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle appeared to have rolled over at least 2 times before coming to rest approximately 150 feet off the roadway.

The driver suffered fatal injuries and died at the crash scene after receiving extensive lifesaving efforts. The driver was belted at the time of the crash.

Assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with this incident was the Osceola Police Department, the Allied Fire and First Responders, New Richmond EMS, the Life Link Air Ambulance Service, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The name of the driver will be released at a later date.

The crash is being investigated by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

- Per Polk County Sheriff's Office


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