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Failed U-turn sends one to hospital

A Trimbelle Township man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday after another driver struck his vehicle while attempting a U-turn in Martell Township, northeast of Ellsworth, authorities said.

Barbara Gagliardi, 56, of Hudson, Wis., attempted the U-turn at Highway 63 and 690th Avenue and entered the path of Ernest Schutz, 70, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Schutz was taken from the scene by Ellsworth Ambulance with undetermined injuries. Gagliardi was treated at the scene and released to family, according to a news release.

Ellsworth Fire also provided assistance.

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