MENOMONIE — On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:38 p.m. the Dunn County E-9-1-1 Center received a call of a two vehicle crash on STH 25 just south of Menomonie. The caller reported that a south bound van had crossed the center line and struck a north bound vehicle head on. Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Menomonie Fire & Rescue Department, and Menomonie Police Department Officers were sent to the scene.
Officers arrived at the scene, and established a detour to protect the scene. They found there were two vehicles involved in the crash. A 2002 Chrysler van was south bound on STH 25 and crossed in to the path of a northbound 2011 Chevy Traverse.
The van was occupied by five individuals and ended up in the east ditch. The passengers of the van were all injured and ended up being transported to Mayo Medical in Menomonie by Menomonie Fire Department. At least one occupant of that vehicle was transported by helicopter to Eau Claire. It is believed that the van was being operated by a 13 year old male whose name will not be released at this time.
The Chevy ended up on the east edge of the northbound lane. The driver/lone passenger of the Chevy was transported to Mayo Medical in Menomonie by private vehicle. She was treated and released. That driver was Cora Frank of Menomonie and her injuries were non-life threatening.
The Wisconsin State Patrol was called for assistance to document the crash scene and will work with investigating officers from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office. When the reports are complete, they will consult with the Dunn County District Attorney’s Office regarding appropriate charges.
At this time this crash is still under investigation, and no other information will be released until the crash report is complete. The conditions of the occupants are not available because of health privacy laws.