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Star Prairie, River Falls residents involved in Ellsworth-area crash

TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- Two people were injured Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash in rural Ellsworth.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 37-year-old Boyceville resident Angel M. Conner and Michael J. Hultman, 47, Star Prairie, were hospitalized after the crash, reported at 5:26 p.m. on County Road J in the town of Trimbelle.

According to a news release, Conner was driving a 1995 GMC Sierra pickup that was struck in oncoming traffic after a 2003 Ford F-250 driven by River Falls resident Jared M. Nelson crossed the centerline near 870th Street.

Conner and Hultman, a passenger in the Sierra, were taken by Ellsworth EMS to River Falls Area Hospital. The extent of their injuries was not disclosed in the news release. Nelson sustained minor injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

There were no signs alcohol was a factor in the cras, according to deputies.

Nelson was ticketed for operating left of center, while Conner was cited for no proof of insurance.

Ellsworth firefighters and the Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service assisted deputies at the scene.

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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