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Updated Information September 22, 2020: The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash has died do to injuries sustained in the crash. The driver was identified as Alysha Hellekson, age 25 from Menomonie, WI.
On Thursday, September 17, 2020, about 11:54 a.m. the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Menomonie Fire and Ambulance along with Mayo Helicopter were dispatched to the intersection at US Hwy 12 and County Hwy Q in the Village of Knapp for a one-vehicle crash with significant injury.
The initial crash investigation shows that a 1993 Chevrolet truck operated by 25-year-old female was northbound on CTH Q and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection. The vehicle continued northbound across US Hwy 12 and entered the ditch. The vehicle then struck a tree and entered the Mattison Construction property were it struck a pile of new guard rail sections. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by Menomonie Fire. The driver was then flown from the scene by Mayo Helicopter to Mayo-Eau Claire. The driver’s condition appeared to be life threatening. The driver was wearing her seatbelt, and speed appears to be a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.
The names of the individuals involved in the crash are not being released at this time pending notification of family.