A Cumberland woman was the victim of a pedestrian versus vehicle collision near Almena on Thursday morning, Feb. 13, according to Barron County Sheriff's Department.

The victim was identified as Lolita Kohler, 71, of Cumberland. According to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, Kohler was standing outside her vehicle after getting stuck in a snowdrift on CTH. P, just north of Almena, when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Mataya Fogelberg, 20, of Turtle Lake, at 5:19 a.m.

The victim was taken by private vehicle to the gas station in Almena and was later transported by Cumberland Ambulance to Mayo Hospital in Barron with serious but not life threatening injuries, Fitzgerald said. A helicopter landed at the hospital but it was not clear if Kohler was airlifted.

Almena Fire and Barron County First Responders also assisted on this call.  

Contributing factors to this crash were road conditions and drifting snow, Fitzgearld added.

This crash remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

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