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  • Writer's pictureDunn County Sheriff's Office

Fatal Crash - Town of Menomonie

On April 10th, 2019 just after 10:00am, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office along with Menomonie Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the 4500 block of 380th Ave, in the Township of Menomonie for a vehicle that was found on its side.


The subsequent investigation showed the driver of the westbound SUV failed to negotiate the corner on 380th Ave, left the roadway and struck a large tree, causing the vehicle to overturn. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation shows speed was a factor in the crash.


The crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.


The operator of the vehicle was identified as 60 year old, Paul R. Darnell of rural Menomonie.

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