On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 4:36 p.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s
Department received a call of a one vehicle crash near 2098 9 1⁄2 Avenue, Town of Prairie Lake.
Initial investigation shows a truck driven by 38 year old Lisa Olson, of Chippewa Falls, was traveling north on 20th Street when she failed to negotiate a corner at 9 1⁄2 Avenue. The truck entered the ditch and struck a large tree. Olson received severe but non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Two other passengers in the truck also received severe but non-life threatening injuries and were flown to Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire and Regions in St. Paul.
Drugs are suspected of being a contributing factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.