Dunn County Sheriff's Office
Fatal Crash - Town of Peru
On February 20, 2020, about 5:48 AM the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Durand Fire and Durand ambulance along with Mayo 1 Helicopter were dispatched to STH 85 at CTH O (w), in the Township of Peru for a two vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment.
The initial crash investigation shows that a 2007 Ford Explorer operated by a 67 YOA male was northbound on CTH O and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection. The Explorer struck a westbound 2007 Honda Civic operated by a 54 YOA male on STH 85. The driver of the Honda Civic was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated from the vehicle. Life saving measures were attempted by Durand Ambulance and Mayo 1 personnel but the male was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Dunn County Medical Examiners Office.
The driver of the Explorer had minor injures and was not transported by ambulance.
The WI State Patrol Technical Reconstruction Unit was requested to assist with the investigation.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the WI State Patrol.
The names of the individuals involved in the crash are not being released at this time pending notification of family.