Somerset wrestling coach Larrieu injured in automobile accident
ROBERTS — Somerset wrestling coach and Spring Valley alum, Trenton J. Larrieu, 25 was seriously injured in an automobile accident last weekend.
Early Sunday morning, OnStar alerted 911 of the accident at 3:00 a.m. but when deputies and EMS arrived, the vehicle driven by Loren David Johnson, 31 of Somerset, was not on scene.
Johnson is a Wisconsin State trooper and was off duty at the time of the incident. He was operating his 2013 Ford Fusion while intoxicated and Larrieu was the passenger.
Johnson was traveling northbound when he lost control of his vehicle in the roundabout that is on Highway 65 at I-94 in Roberts.
Johnson left the scene of the accident and called 911 himself from the parking lot at Hackman Town and Country hardware store at 801 Wagner Drive in Roberts.
Upon arrival, deputies saw that the damage to the passenger side of the car was consistent with what was seen at the roundabout.
Larrieu was found unconscious in Hackman’s parking lot and was transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital where he remained hospitalized until Tuesday, December 31.
St. Croix County deputies, Roberts-Warren Rescue and New Richmond EMS personnel responded to the scene.
Johnson was arrested at the scene and is being charged with driving while intoxicated – causing injury, according to the Pierce County Herald. He was let go on bail. The Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website has Johnson cited for “Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control.”
The accident was under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.