Five people were injured, and three others had possible injuries, when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Hwy. 25 and CTH D on Wednesday evening, June 2, according to a crash report from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. Four ambulances and a helicopter responded to the crash.
A 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by Jordan Anderson, 17, of Clayton, was driving west on CTH D, when it crossed Hwy. 25 after a stop sign, and struck a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, heading south, driven by Emily Baker, 31, of Ridgeland. It happened around 8:45 p.m.
The Hyundai hit the rear driver’s side of the Pontiac, sending the Pontiac into the southwest ditch of the intersection, where it overturned. The Hyundai also came to rest in the southwest corner of the intersection.
Baker had a suspected serious injury. She was transported by ambulance to Mayo hospital in Barron. In Baker’s car, a 15-year-old boy had a suspected minor injury, an 8-year-old girl had a suspected serious injury and a 6-year-old girl also had a suspected serious injury. All were transported by ambulance to Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake. An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Baker was wearing a seat belt, as was the 15-year-old passenger. It was not known what restraints the other children were using, the report said. The vehicle’s airbags did deploy.
In Anderson’s vehicle, Anderson and two 16-year-old male passengers from Clayton, all had possible minor injuries. All were wearing seat belts, and the vehicle’s airbags deployed. None of the three was transported by ambulance.
Anderson was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign-cause great bodily harm.
Drugs and alcohol were not suspected factors for either driver and neither were distracted, the report said.
Barron County sheriff’s deputies, Barron Fire Department, Mayo ambulances, Marshfield Medical Center ambulances and Life Link Helicopter responded to the scene.
Cross Country Towing, of Barron, removed both vehicles, dispatch logs said.