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ALCOHOL SUSPECTED FACTOR IN CHETEK CRASH

ALCOHOL SUSPECTED FACTOR IN CHETEK CRASH

Alcohol appears to be a factor in a Chetek crash. It was just before 2 on Friday afternoon when the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a 1-vehicle accident on Hwy SS south of Rice Lake.


Initial investigation shows a vehicle driven by 37 year old Mathew Petersen, of Chetek, was traveling south on SS went he went off the road and struck a tree. He was extricated from the vehicle and flown to an area
hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

This accident remains under investigation but it appears that alcohol
was a contributing factor.

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