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Highway crash backs up traffic on I-51 S

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MERRILL (WAOW)--  A single car accident leaves traffic on I-51 Southbound backed up for miles Sunday afternoon.

According to witnesses the vehicle was swerving in and out of traffic when it struck another vehicle from behind and lost control.

The vehicle then rolled several times and came to rest on the shoulder of the median on the southbound side of US Hwy 51.

The driver and single occupant is a 21-year-old from Eau Claire.

He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with severe, yet non-life threatening injuries.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriffs Department, alcohol may have been a factor based on evidence at the scene. Authorities are still investigating.

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