An accident injures two in the late night hours of Saturday in Barron County. The 911 Center received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a semi rollover on northbound Highway 53 at MM133.
First arriving units confirmed a minivan vs semi, with the semi on its side, and its load of green beans had spilled on Hwy 53 and the shoulder. The minivan had been towing a small flatbed trailer which disintegrated upon impact, heavily covering both northbound lanes of Hwy 53 with debris.
The semi driver was transported to Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake with minor injuries. The minivan driver was transported to Mayo Hospital in Barron, and later transferred to Eau Claire with critical injuries. Chetek Fire Department closed the northbound lanes of Hwy 53 for about half an hour at Chetek to allow for debris clean-up.