The Pierce County Sheriff’s office has released informatioon on a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday, September ninth at approximately 1:20am. The crash happened on County Highway K near 840th Avenue in Trenton Township. Scene investigation determined that Austin Smith, age 29 from Burnsville, Minnesota, was operating a 2016 Nissan Versa when Smith reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the roadway, struck a culvert causing the vehicle to become airborne.
The vehicle ultimately came to rest in the ditch South of Highway K.
Smith was transported to Red Wing Mayo Clinic by Red Wing Ambulance Service with for undetermined injuries. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Wisconsin State Patrol and the Red Wing Ambulance Service. The crash remains under investigation.