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UPDATE: More details revealed from Monday's accident

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(Note: In a previous version, the Herald referred to the Jenna Melstrom as a former Ellsworth High School graduate. We were later informed the Ellsworth Jenna Melstrom wasn't the one involved in this accident. The Herald apologizes for the error.)

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MENOMONIE - The driver of the 2002 Chrysler van involved in Monday's accident on Hwy. 25, just south of Menomonie, was 14-years-old and instead of 13.

Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith sent out a news release Wednesday with more information about the two-vehicle crash.

Smith said the 14-year-old, who recently had his birthday, was from Durand. His name was not released per the assistant district attorney. The 14-year-old claimed to have his seat belt on and suffered minor injuries.

Witnesses state the van was swerving all over the road before crossing the centerline and striking the nortbound vehicle, a Traverse, driven by Cora Frank of Menomonie. She was taken by private vehicle to Mayo Medical in Menomonie and was treated and released.

There were four other people in the van, who were all injured. The passenger was a 16-year-old Durand native, who was transferred to Mayo-Menomonie. Then, there were three other passengers in the back, who were seated unrestrained due the rear seats being taken out. Smith also reports those three were more seriously injured as there was a kitchen stove/oven in the back as well, which may have been thrown during the collision. One passenger was a 15-year-old Durand native, who ended up at Mayo Clinic in Rochester due to serious injuries. The other two passengers were Mitchell Holden, 25, Durand and Jenna Melstrom, 24, Durand. Mitchell was transported to Mayo-Menomonie while Melstrom was later transferred to Mayo in Rochester.

Smith also said the van was owned by James Montroy of Monmouth, Illinois. The van was then reported stolen to the Pepin County Sheriff's Office or Durand Police Department after the crash.

The Wisconsin State Patrol was on scene as was the Menomonie Fire and Rescue Department, Dunn County Sheriff's Department and Menomonie Police. The accident is still under investigation.

(Note: In a previous version, the Herald referred to the Jenna Melstrom as a former Ellsworth High School graduate. We were later informed the Ellsworth Jenna Melstrom wasn't the one involved in this accident. The Herald apologizes for the error.)

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