The Barron County Sheriff's Department responded to a one vehicle crash on Hwy. SS south of Rice Lake on July 12 at 1:58 p.m., according to a Sheriff's Department July 15 press release.
Matthew Petersen, 37, of Chetek was driving south when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree. He was extricated from the vehicle and flown to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, the release states.
The incident remains under investigation, but it appears that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, according to the release.
LMC ambulance, Cameron Fire Department and Life Link helicopter also responded to the crash.