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Crews respond to rural Prescott crash

TOWN OF OAK GROVE -- A western Wisconsin man was checked out for injuries last weekend after a Highway 35 crash in rural Prescott.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash at 10:10 a.m. Feb. 3 near 1220th Street in the town of Oak Grove.

Deputies said the driver, identified as 25-year-old Nelson resident Matthew D. Johnson was northbound in a 1998 Buick Century when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, struck a guardrail and crashed into a ditch.

He was treated and released from the scene with minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies were assisted by Prescott police and River Falls-area ambulance.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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