Garfield man injured in Wisconsin crashA 24-year-old Garfield man suffered serious injuries in a near head-on crash near River Falls, Wisconsin early this morning.
A 24-year-old Garfield man suffered serious injuries in a near head-on crash near River Falls, Wisconsin early this morning.
David B. Kirscht of Garfield was driving a full-sized 2004 Cadillac; the other driver was Nathan R. Winger of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, who was in a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero, according to police.
The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. on the Highway 65/35 bypass a half mile south of East Division Street.
Both drivers were injured and had to be extricated from their vehicles and two passengers in Winger’s car were also hurt. The extent of the injuries is not known.
Kirscht had a dog in his car when the crash happened. Police said the dog was fine and being held for safe keeping at the police station.
The bypass was closed for several hours. Three River Falls ambulances responded, along with firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and a campus police officer from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
The more heavily damaged vehicle, the Alero, came to rest on the east shoulder. The Cadillac ended up in the east ditch.
Debris from both cars were scattered down the highway for about 100 feet.
(Information in this story was provided through the River Falls Journal, a Forum Communications Company newspaper.)