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Flood Run crashes send 2 to hospital

TOWN OF ISABELLE -- During Saturday’s Flood Run, one man was airlifted and another taken by ground ambulance to area hospitals after crashes in the town of Isabelle.

At 1:47 p.m. Sept. 15, Pierce County sheriff’s deputies responded to Highway 35 near 125th Avenue for the first crash. The investigation determined that Joseph A. Fisher, 55, Andover, Minn., was ejected from his 1985 Honda motorcycle while heading southbound on Highway 35 after it became disabled and caused him to lose control. Both traffic lanes were blocked after the crash. Lifelink helicopter transported Fisher to an undisclosed hospital with unknown injuries.

A secondary crash occurred on Highway 35 near County Road D as a result of the first crash.

St. Paul resident Gregory J. Petschauer, 68, who was operating a 2001 Harley Davidson, crested a hill just north of the initial crash scene and found traffic stopped. He lost control of his motorcycle while attempting to avoid striking other vehicles stopped in the roadway. A ground ambulance took him to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Wisconsin State Patrol, Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, Ellsworth Fire Department, Ellsworth EMS, Maiden Rock EMS, Red Wing Fire/EMS, and Lifelink helicopter assisted Pierce County Sheriff’s Office on the scene.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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