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Three Rescue Helicopters Respond to Single Vehicle Crash in Rural Dunn County, Wis.

MENOMONIE, WIS. - On April 20, 2024, at approximately 11:54 PM, the Dunn County CommunicationS Center was notified of a single vehicle crash near the intersection of County Road K and 670th Avenue in the Township of Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Menomonie Fire Department responded to the scene. 


Upon law enforcement’s arrival, it was learned there were three patients. The vehicle was located on its passenger’s side and had significant damage. One patient was ejected from the vehicle and two patients needed to be extricated from the vehicle by the Menomonie Fire Department. Due to the number of patients and the amount of extrication needed, assistance was requested from Spring Valley and Elmwood EMS. Three helicopters were also requested for assistance. Two patients were flown from the scene and another patient was transported by EMS and later flown to another hospital. 


Preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was southbound on County Road K when the vehicle crested a hill in the roadway. The vehicle entered the west ditch and began to correct. The vehicle overcorrected and lost control, striking a tree. Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash. This crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office. 


Sheriff Kevin Bygd 

Dunn County, Wisconsin 




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