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Accident blocks part of US 51 in Merrill


A rollover crash in Lincoln County sent a mother and son to the hospital.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports that a crash has closed .

The accident happened at the southbound lane of US 51 at Highway Q in Merrill around 5:10 p.m. Sunday. 

Authorities from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said 38-year-old Rachel Larson of Eau Claire was driving southbound on US 51, when another vehicle, driven by 59-year-old Christopher Sconderz of Merrill, lost control and hit her car.

Larson's car then rolled over into the median. 

Larson and her four-year-old son were immediately taken to the Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill for treatment of minor injuries.

Authorities said Sconderz will be given traffic citations for inattentive driving and unsafe lane deviation.





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