BARRON COUNTY -- A single-vehicle rollover crash on Wednesday afternoon has resulted in the death of an Elk Mound, WI resident, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 2:24 p.m., the Barron County 911 Center received a call of a one-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 53 near the New Auburn exit.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene with the assistance of the Chetek Ambulance and New Auburn Fire Department.

Initial investigation shows a truck travelling southbound on Hwy 53 left the roadway and stuck a tree. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, Donald Buerkley, 77 of Elk Mound, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office.

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff


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