A rollover crash turns deadly in Barron County.
It was on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 2:24 p.m., when the Barron County 911 Center received a call of a one vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 53 near the New Auburn exit. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene with the assistance of the Chetek Ambulance and New Auburn Fire Department. Initial investigation shows a truck travelling southbound on Hwy 53 left the roadway and stuck a tree. T
he driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, Donald Buerkley, 77 of Elk Mound, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office.