MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Polk County Sheriff’s office says a driver is dead, and their passenger is fighting for his life after a single-vehicle crash Wednesday evening in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.
Deputies were called to Highway 87, near County Road I, just after 6 p.m., where they found a severely damaged Chevrolet HHR.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 3 Deaths, 882 New Cases Reported; 52% Of Minnesotans 16 And Older Are Fully Vaccinated
Investigators say the SUV was heading southbound on Hwy. 87 when it suddenly and sharply veered to left after passing the C.R. I intersection. The SUV went off into the ditch on the east side of the road, rolled over, then hit a tree with its roof.READ MORE: Teen Falls 5 Stories In Fruen Mill, Seriously Injured
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while their passenger was flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. His condition has not been released.MORE NEWS: 'Absolutely Check Your Policies': Breezy Point Couple Learns COVID's Effect On Insurance The Hard Way
The names of both victims are being withheld while the crash is still under investigation.