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UPDATE: Star Prairie man remains in critical condition following car/Terra Gator accident

How the Saturn driven by Matthew Lindberg of Star Prairie came to rest after Friday's morning accident. (Photo by Jason Schulte) 2 / 3
Where the Terra Gator came to rest following Friday morning's accident. The most serious damage came to the front tires. 3 / 3

A Star Prairie man was seriously injured Friday morning when the car he was driving collided with a Terra Gator, north of Ellsworth, on US Highway 63.

Pierce County Sheriff's deputy Mike Vodinelich reports Matthew J. Lindberg, 20, was southbound on Hwy. 63 when investigation at the scene indicates he crossed the centerline and collided with a 2014 Terra-Gator (a fertilizer spreader) operated by Michael D. Moldenhauer, 25, Plum City. The accident happened around 11:38 a.m., in the town of Ellsworth.

Lindberg was flown from the scene by North Memorial Air to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Regions spokesperson said Monday afternoon Lindberg remains in critical condition. Moldenhauer was uninjured. The Gator was owned by Western Wisconsin Ag Supply of Ellsworth.  

The Sheriff's Department was assisted on scene by Ellsworth Police, Ambulance, Fire and Wisconsin State Patrol. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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