On December 23, 2016 at 5:16 p.m. the Dunn County E-911 Center received a report of a two car motor vehicle crash on USH 12 near 429th Street in the Town of Menomonie. The caller also reported road blockage and personal injury.
When Deputies arrived on the scene they found three vehicles were involved in the crash. A 2013 Kia Soul operated by a 56 year old male from Colfax was traveling east on USH 12 when it collided with a westbound 2004 Chevy Venture Van operated by a 70 year old male from Knapp. The operator from the van was ejected and then the vehicles were struck by an east bound 2011 Chevrolet Colorado operated by a 43 year old female from Wilson. The truck came to rest on top of the male that was ejected. He was extricated and taken to Mayo Eau Claire. His condition is unknown at this time.
The driver and passenger of the Kia Soul were transported by ambulance to Mayo- Menomonie. The driver of the Chevrolet Colorado was transported by private vehicle to Mayo-Menomonie.
On December 24, 2016 the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the driver of the Chevy Venture Van, Ronnie Imboden, died from injuries sustained as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Kia Soul was identified as Joseph Broker of Colfax and his passenger was Lori Broker also of Colfax. Their medical conditions are unknown to the sheriff’s office.
The driver of the Colorado truck was Jennifer Thatcher of Wilson.
Road conditions, due to adverse weather, were a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.