Prescott man dies after car crash
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.