Skip to main content

A driver was killed in Polk County, Wisconsin late Sunday evening after they left the road and struck a tree.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says a Ford truck northbound on County Road E in the Town of Lorain continued straight as the road made a sharp curve to the left.

The truck then entered a ditch and struck a tree, with the crash reported to police at 10:33 p.m. 

Killed in the crash was Joseph Lang, 62, of rural Frederic, Wisconsin, who died from his injuries after being airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Lang was the only person inside the vehicle.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

Next Up

snow, blowing snow

Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

redmons popcorn colbert 2

Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

prior lake high school

Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 3.08.27 PM

Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

boundary waters

Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

Related

helicopter-186718_1280

Man, 86, dies after catching fire while burning brush

He died after being flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist dies in Minneapolis after leaving road, hitting tree

It happened in north Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

ambulance

Man killed after being struck by vehicle as he removed debris from road

The incident happened Saturday morning in Polk County, Wisconsin.

police lights

Man dies after his mom finds him injured outside Barron County home

A 25-year-old man is being held in custody on charges of intentional homicide.