Hwy. SS accident, July 12

A one car accident occurred on Hwy. SS on Friday. The driver was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. 

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. 

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