The Barron County Cheriff’s office has released information on a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday, September eighth at 2am. The crash took place on County Road A and 18 ½ Street, east of Dallas. Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Dallas Fire Department, Chetek Fire Department, Chetek Ambulance and Life Link Helicopter all responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation showed the operator of the vehicle, Phillip Kurtz, age 28 of Dallas, was westbound on County Road A when his vehicle went onto the shoulder. He then over corrected which caused his vehicle to go into the eastbound lanes and off the road striking some trees. Kurtz was ejected from the vehicle and was airlifted to Mayo Eau Claire where he was listed in critical condition. Alcohol appeared to be factor in this crash.