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Three Colfax traffic accidents in three days

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX —Three traffic accidents occurred in the Colfax area from May 4 through May 7.

Tristan Wolff of Colfax was the driver in the most recent accident on state Highway 170 on Tuesday, May 7.

Wolff, 25, was traveling eastbound on Highway 170 around 3:18 p.m., took the corner near the intersection of county Highway D and 170 too fast and lost control.

Wolff’s 2000 red Chevrolet Cavalier entered the ditch on the south side of Highway 170. The car came back on the road, rolled over and ended up on its side in the eastbound lane of traffic facing west.

Wolff was able to get himself out of the vehicle.

Dunn County sheriff’s deputies issued a warning to Wolff for traveling too fast for conditions and for failing to have control of his vehicle.

The accident report from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department notes that the signs warning of the curve were where they belonged and were in clear view.

The accident report also notes that Wolff suffered a “non-incapacitating” injury.

Wolff was wearing a seatbelt.

May 6

On Monday, May 6, 16-year-old Marisa Prince of Colfax was driving north on county Highway M north of Colfax around 4:07 p.m. near 1080th Avenue when she drove onto the east-side shoulder, over corrected and lost control of the vehicle.

Prince’s 2000 black Chevrolet Monte Carlo rolled over twice before coming to rest on its tires.

A passenger, 15-year-old Kristi Hagen of Ridgeland, also was in the vehicle.

Although the roof of the car suffered severe damage, neither occupant was trapped inside.

Prince and Hagen suffered “incapacitating injuries,” the accident report from the sheriff’s department notes, although the nature and extent of the injuries are not detailed.

Both teenagers were transported for medical treatment, according to the report.

Prince was issued a citation for driving too fast for conditions.

Hagen and Prince were both wearing seatbelts.

May 4

On Saturday, May 4, 51-year-old Karen Herrera of Colfax was driving south on state Highway 40 at around 1:56 p.m. and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto the state Highway 29 eastbound ramp.

Herrera turned her 2004 Subaru Forester into a vehicle driven by 56-year-old Debra Pickerign of Brandywine, Maryland.

The Colfax Rescue Squad transported Pickerign to Eau Claire for medical treatment.

Herrera was issued a citation for failing to yield the right-of-way.

The accident report notes that Herrera suffered a non-incapacitating injury, and that Pickerign suffered an incapacitating injury.

Herrera and Pickerign were both wearing seatbelts.