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Man injured in Spring Valley-area crash

A Menomonie man was hospitalized early Tuesday after the vehicle he was driving crashed in rural Spring Valley.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash at 6:46 a.m. Nov. 7 at Highway 128 and 890th Avenue in the town of Spring Lake. The driver and lone occupant, 31-year-old Lee A. Kistner, was taken by Spring Valley ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie.

Deputies suspect Kistner was northbound on Highway 128 when the 1996 Chevy pickup he was driving left the roadway, entered a ditch and crashed into a driveway embankment.

Deputies were also assisted at the scene by firefighters from Spring Valley and Elmwood.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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