HAY RIVER TOWNSHIP—Two occupants of a Dodge Neon were airlifted by Life-link helicopters following a two-vehicle accident. At about one-thirty Monday afternoon, November 22, the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash on 980th Avenue, west of 370th Street in Hay River Township.
According to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, the caller reported one of the vehicle’s involved was on fire with two occupants entrapped.
Upon arrival two officers, Pete Rud and James Gates were able to free the two occupants from the burning vehicle.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Boyceville Police Department, Boyceville Fire and EMS, Menomonie EMS, Wisconsin State Patrol, and two Life Link helicopters responded to the crash scene.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a Dodge Neon driven by Zachary McCuen of Boyceville, and his passenger Dani Swanson also of Boyceville, was east bound and a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Wanda Galoff of Ridgeland was west bound. The two vehicles hit head-on at the crest of a hill.
The two occupants of the Dodge Neon sustained serious injuries and were airlifted from the scene by the helicopters and the occupant of the Chevrolet was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.