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Pierce County crash injures 2

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Two men were injured Tuesday afternoon near the bridge into Red Wing, Minn., just as a winter storm passing through the area picked up steam.

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Pierce County Sgt. Tom Gunderson said James Edward Johnson, 49, Red Wing, and Rick Frueh, 57, Hager City, were injured in the crash at 4:38 p.m. on Highway 63 just north of the High Bridge.

Both men were transported by ambulance to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center with undetermined injuries. Both men were treated for their injuries and then released, according to a Fairview spokeswoman.

Gunderson said Johnson's Ford pickup truck was southbound on the highway when it crossed into the northbound lane and struck Frueh's vehicle. The roadway was snow-packed at the time of the crash.

Pierce County deputies were assisted at the scene by Ellsworth the fire department. The crash remains under investigation.

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