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  • Writer's pictureDunn County Sheriff's Office

Fatal Crash - Town of Elk Mound

On Saturday, January 06, 2018 at approximately 2:22 AM the Dunn County E-911 Center received a report of lone west bound vehicle that had left the roadway on STH 29 near the intersection of 906th St in the Town of Elk Mound. Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Elk Mound Fire, Colfax Rescue, and Dunn County First Responders were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies found the vehicle was traveling w/b on STH 29 and failed to negotiate the curve in the road. The vehicle went down a steep embankment and rolled several times. The male driver (31 YOA of rural Colfax) was the lone occupant of the vehicle was ejected from the vehicle. Evidence at the scene indicates the driver was not seat belted.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the crash based on the initial investigation.

The crash remains under investigation by deputies from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The deceased driver was identified as Michael T Koenig, 31YOA, of rural Colfax.


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