Updated: October 21, 2020 10:09 PM
Created: October 21, 2020 09:48 PM
The driver is dead and a passenger is seriously injured following a crash in St. Croix Falls Wednesday night.
According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center began receiving calls at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday regarding a single-vehicle crash.
The crash was reported to have occurred on Highway 87 just south of County Road I.
Upon arrival of first responders, it was found that a 2007 Chevrolet HHR was traveling south on Highway 87 and had just passed County Road I when the vehicle seemed to have steered hard to the left, crossed the northbound lane and entered the east ditch.
Upon entering the ditch the car rolled and then struck a tree with its roof.
The driver sustained severe injuries and died at the scene. The passenger also sustained severe injuries and was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in St. Paul.
This crash is under investigation.
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