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Ellsworth man injured, arrested at crash scene on Highway 65

An Ellsworth police report said the vehicle driven by Scott A. Murray of Ellsworth crashed into a pole near Highway 65 and Crosstown Road at 11:28 a.m. June 18. Smoke and flames were seen coming from the hood of the car. Murray was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated with unknown injuries. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Melstrom Towing picked up the damaged vehicle at 12:08 p.m. June 18 from the ditch along Highway 65 in Ellsworth. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

Scott A. Murray, 25 of Ellsworth, sustained unknown injuries to the head and was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated - first after his vehicle crashed into a pole at 11:28 a.m. June 18.

The silver Dodge vehicle was reported by Ellsworth Police Department to have smoke and flames coming from the hood at 11:30 a.m. while in the ditch along Highway 65 near Crosstown Road in Ellsworth.

No other occupants were reported to be inside the vehicle.

Ellsworth Fire Department responded moments after smoke was reportedly coming from the vehicle. Murray was transported to Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin by Ellsworth Ambulance where he was medically cleared and transported back to Ellsworth.

According to Wisconsin Circuit Court Access, Murray will appear in court Aug.19 at 9 a.m.

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