TURTLE LAKE, Wis. -- Turtle Lake Police Chief, Alan Gabe, has issued the following statement regarding the incident earlier today at the St. Croix Casino:
On 10-6-17 at 10:49 am the Turtle Lake Police Dept was notified of a car vs pedestrian accident in the St. Croix Casino parking lot. Dispatch advised the victim was still under the car. When the officer arrived the victim had been pulled from under the car. The accident happened in the valet drop off area of the parking lot. The victim, 72-year-old Shirley Juarez of Turtle Lake WI, was airlifted from the scene to a hospital in Eau Claire with serious injuries.
The vehicle, 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage 4G, was driven by 87-year-old William Anderson of Boyceville WI.
Assisting with the accident was Turtle Lake Fire Dept, Turtle Lake First Responders, Cumberland Ambulance, Casino First Responders and Security, and Life Link. This accident remains under investigation by the Turtle Lake Police Dept.
Per Chief Alan Gabe, Turtle Lake Police Dept.
Woman Airlifted After Being Stuck by Vehicle Outside Turtle Lake Casino
Friday, October 6, 2017 | by Ben Dryden
TURTLE LAKE, Wis. -- One person was airlifted this morning, October 6, 2017, after being struck by a vehicle outside of the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, WI.
Witnesses at the scene say that the person, a female employee at the Casino, was struck just outside of the entryway.
DrydenWire.com has learned the name of the victim but is choosing to not release that until local authorities do so.
The current status of the woman is unknown at this time.
No information is known about the driver, other than witnesses stating that he is an elderly man.
More information will be posted when made available.