Hwy 8 Log Cabin Road crash

A passenger in this vehicle was killed when it went into the opposite ditch, hit a tree and a power pole, and rolled on Tuesday afternoon, May 11. The driver was airlifted to Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire.

A driver was injured and a passenger was killed when a 2001 GMC Jimmy went into the opposite ditch and struck a tree and power pole and rolled.

The crash was reported at 3:47 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, on Hwy. 8, between Cameron and Weyerhaeuser at Log Cabin Road.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the vehicle was westbound when it crossed the centerline, entered the south ditch, struck a tree and a power pole and rolled onto the passenger's side.

The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 80-year-old driver, from Sauk Rapids, Minn., was airlifted to Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire, with injuries that were not lifethreatening. The driver was wearing a seat belt. Alcohol use was not suspected.

The crash was being investigated by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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