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Hwy. 29 closed for chopper landing early Friday

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive 54022

Highway 29 at the junction of I-94 was closed for about 30 minutes near daybreak Friday so a medical helicopter could land to transport a patient from a two-car accident that occurred about 6:10 a.m.

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One lane of westbound I-94 near Mile 53 was also closed for a time as the State Patrol, Dunn County deputies, Elk Mound firefighters and Colfax ambulance personnel assisted victims.

The Patrol said one vehicle rolled over in the right ditch and two people were transported to area hospitals -- one by helicopter and a second by ground ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation.

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