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Red Wing man’s vehicle engulfed after crash

TOWN OF TRENTON -- A Red Wing man’s vehicle became fully engulfed upon impact after a two-vehicle crash late Tuesday night in the town of Trenton.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the crash at 11:08 p.m. Jan. 31.

Eric A. Carlson, 44, Ellsworth, was driving a 2011 Ford F350 pickup truck northbound on Highway 63 near 150th Avenue. As he was attempting to make a lefthand turn onto County Road VV, he struck a 2010 Ford Fusion heading southbound on Highway 63, driven by 55-year-old Robert C. Zimdars of Red Wing.

Both men were the lone occupants of their vehicles. Carlson reported no injuries, while Red Wing Ambulance Service transported Zimdars to Red Wing Mayo Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Red Wing Fire, Red Wing Ambulance, Ellsworth Fire, Hager City First Responders and Pierce County Highway Department assisted the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident remains under investigation.

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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