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Woman killed in Pierce Co. crash


Pierce County (WQOW) - One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in the Township of Trenton in Pierce County.

On Thursday December 28, 2017 at approximately 1:38 p.m. the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on US Hwy 63 north of 810th St in Trenton Township.

Police said a 1998 Dodge Dakota operated by Penny Yelton, 60, from Preston, MN was traveling northbound on USH 63 when she lost control, crossed the center of the roadway and collided with a southbound, 2000 Chevy Silverado operated by Casie Johnson, 37, from Ellsworth, WI.

Yelton was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson was transported via helicopter to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota with undetermined injuries.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Red Wing Fire/EMS, Ellsworth Fire, Ellsworth First Responders, Life Link Helicopter, and the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Office

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