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Collision lands 2 vehicles in corn field

Two vehicles overturned into a corn field Wednesday, Sept. 26 after a collision in the town of Trimbelle.

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash at 9:48 a.m. at the intersection of 750th Street and 450th Avenue.

A GMC pickup truck driven by Brian O’Connell, 68, rural Ellsworth, was heading westbound on 450th Avenue when a Pontiac car, driven by 24-year-old Christopher Kelley of Hager City failed to stop at a stop sign while heading northbound on 750th Street. The vehicle collided, causing O’Connell’s to leave the road, overturn and land at the edge of a cornfield in the northwest corner of the intersection.

Kelley’s vehicle ended up in the corn field as well.

O’Connell and his passenger, 67-year-old Kristie O’Connell, and Kelley were transported to Mayo Hospital in Red Wing by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

Ellsworth fire, ambulance and paramedics services assisted at the scene.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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