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Updated: RF man was driver of overturned pickup

River Falls fire and EMS personnel transfer the single occupant of an overturned pickup truck to a gurney for transport to an area hospital. The crash occurred about 3:50 p.m., Tuesday.

A 33-year-old River Falls man was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon after he lost control of the pickup he was driving and rolled several times along Hwy. 65, north of 920th Street, just south of River Falls' city limits.

Daniel Albright was identified as the sole occupant of a 2008 Ford pickup with was found resting on its passenger side in the east ditch when emergency personnel arrived, according to Sgt. Pete Koch of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

A spokewoman for Regions Hospital said Wednesday that Albright was in fair condition.

River Falls police officers assisted at the scene until deputies arrived, following the crash, which occurred about 3:41 p.m. just south of Wang Excavating.

Koch said it appeared Albright was northbound on Hwy. 65 when he veered onto the right shoulder, entered the ditch, struck an embankment, went airborne over the embankment then rolled several times.

River Falls firefighters assisted EMS personnel by extricating Albright.

Traffic was reduced to one-lane for about 20 minutes as authorities cleared the scene.

Steve Dzubay

Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.