Crash with No Seat belt is fatal in Polk County

It didn’t take long for me to find a crash in WI this year that ended with a death due to the driver not wearing a safety belt.  ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT!

VILLAGE OF LUCK, Wis. (AP) The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has asked for an independent investigation after a pickup driver was killed during a chase in western Wisconsin.

Authorities say the pursuit began early Friday in the Village of Luck when a Polk County sheriff’s deputy saw the pickup leave the road and then return to it. The deputy and a Luck police officer pursued the truck, which eventually crashed on a nearby state highway.

The driver, a 22-year-old man from Amery, was thrown from the pickup and died. Authorities say the driver was not wearing a seat belt. The Star Tribune reports two others in the vehicle were treated for non-critical injuries.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Wisconsin State Patrol and the St. Croix Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

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Link to TV 6 out of Upper Michigan for the story.

Chief Gregory

 

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