UPDATE: Two hurt in Saturday truck accident; one since released, other's condition unknownTwo Minnesota men were hospitalized Saturday following a single-vehicle truck accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Pierce County. One was treated and released and the outcome for the other is unknown.
Two Minnesota men were hospitalized Saturday following a single-vehicle truck accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Pierce County.
The accident, which occurred on Hwy. 63 in the town of Trimbelle, was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. Herman Kreig of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The truck driver – Steve Schwag, 32, of Stacy, Minn. – was taken by Ellsworth Area Ambulance to a nearby landing zone and then flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with undetermined injuries. On Monday morning, a spokeswoman for Regions said she could find no information on Schwag indicating either his family asked that his condition not be made public or he was already released from the hospital.
The passenger – Alexander Hernandez, 20, of Minneapolis – was taken by Ellsworth ambulance to Regions, also with undetermined injuries. He was subsequently treated and released, the spokeswoman said Monday.
According to Kreig, the 26,000-pound straight truck was headed north on Hwy. 63 when it entered the east ditch just north of 410th Avenue, vaulted over a private driveway and landed, ejecting both occupants.
The cause of the accident is undetermined and is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.
Assisting officers at the scene were Ellsworth Area Ambulance and Fire Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and North Memorial Air Care.