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River Falls man critically injured in crash

A River Falls man was in critical condition Tuesday, June 20, after an early-morning crash in Pierce County.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 72-year-old Donald Engel, the driver of a  2001 Chevy Silverado that crashed on 830th Street near Highway 65 in the town of River Falls.

According to a news release, deputies were called at 3:56 a.m. for a crash there, where they learned Engel was towing a utility trailer carrying a lawnmower when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The pickup left the road and crashed into a tree.

Engel was taken by River Falls Ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where a spokeswoman said he was in critical condition Tuesday morning.

River Falls police, ambulance and firefighters assisted deputies at the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is a regional/enterprise reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage includes St. Croix County government, higher education and state politics in Wisconsin. 

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