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Accident kills one in Barron County


Barron County (Press Release) - On Wednesday at 10:19 a.m. the Barron County Sheriff's Dept received a report of a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy B and 18th Street in the Town of Bear Lake, north of Rice Lake. Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff's Dept responded along with the Lakeview Medical Center Ambulance, Bear Lake Haugen Fire Dept and Life Link Helicopter.

Preliminary investigation shows a Chrysler 300 driven by Matthew Fink, 18 of Sarona was traveling south on 18th Street and failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a Ford Pickup driven by Richard A. Green, 83, of Rice Lake.

Richard was extricated from his vehicle and both subjects were transported to Lakeview Medical Center.

Matthew was flown to Regions Hospital with serious injuries and Richard was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The accident is being reconstructed by the WI State Patrol and the Barron County Sheriff's Dept.

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