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Prescott man dies after car crash

Michael J. Simones, 60, Prescott, died at Regions Hospital Monday, Aug. 7 as a result of injuries received in a single vehicle roll over accident Sunday, Aug. 6 in the town of Oak Grove. Submitted photo1 / 2
Michael J. Simones, 60, Prescott, died at Regions Hospital Monday, Aug. 7 as a result of injuries received in a single vehicle roll over accident Sunday, Aug. 6 in the town of Oak Grove. Submitted photo2 / 2

A Prescott man has died as a result of injuries received in a Sunday, Aug. 6 car crash in the town of Oak Grove, confirmed a hospital spokesperson Tuesday.

Michael J. Simones, 60, died Monday, Aug. 7 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he had been airlifted after his vehicle rolled over near 640th Avenue and 1000th Street at approximately 1:04 p.m. the previous day.

Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the vehicle. A sheriff's report indicated the 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis, operated by Simones, was heading westbound on 640th Avenue when it lost control, entered the ditch, struck a tree and overturned.

Simones was extricated from the vehicle and transported by helicopter to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

He is survived by four daughters: Natalie (Neal) Swanson, Christina (Jeff) Feltes, Brittany (Travis) Randolph and Victoria Simones, and several grandchildren.

River Falls EMS, Prescott Fire, Life Link Helicopter and Wisconsin State Patrol assisted Pierce County Sheriff's Office at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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