One Person Seriously Injured in Polk County Crash

posted Jan 13, 2021, 4:04 AM by News Room

Wednesday January 13, 2021 - One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash in Polk County this weekend.

On Saturday, at 11:15am, the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on County Highway E east of Balsam Lake. The preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle driven by 42 year old Christina Hatella of Chippewa Falls failed to negotiate a curve leaving the roadway and striking a tree and other structures. Hatella was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash which remains under investigation.