Jaws of Life used to free person in car after crash

At around 3:30 on Sunday, the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 8 at Pinewood Road near Balsam Lake. First responders from multiple agencies used the Jaws of Life to free the trapped driver of one of the vehicles. Both east and west bound lanes were shut down and the driver was airlifted to a local hospital with life threating injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. Assisting agencies included Polk County Sheriff’s Office , Balsam Lake Fire Department , Apple River Fire Department , and St. Croix Falls EMS.