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Possible road rage crash sends one to hospital

Ellsworth Fire, Ellsworth Ambulance and Pierce County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene of a crash in the Town of Ellsworth just after 3 p.m. that may have been caused by road rage. (Herald photo by Blaze Fugina)

A possible road rage incident Tuesday in the Town of Ellsworth sent one man to the hospital after his car went in the ditch.

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a one-vehicle crash on 710th Street at 450th Avenue at 3:03 p.m. just south of Ellsworth village limits.

A 2010 Ford Taurus, driven by 19-year-old Bellechester, Minn. resident Favio Jurado Hernandez, and a 1999 Dodge Ram driven by 18-year-old Joseph William Lund of Hager City were traveling southbound on 710th Street when they struck each other.

Hernandez’s vehicle entered the ditch on the opposite side of the road, where it struck an embankment. He was able to exit the vehicle on his own and was transported to Red Wing Hospital with undetermined injuries.

Ellsworth Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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