Merrill Fire Departments Rescue 1 , Medic 1 and Medic 3 were dispatched early Wednesday morning (January 11, 2012) for a passenger vehicle crash into a pulp truck at the intersection of Hwy 51 and county C, in the town of Merrill with reported injuries at 05:49.
Upon arrival crews found a compact car in the median with one patient inside the vehicle. The patient was extricated by Merrill rescue workers and paramedics through the passenger door, due to significant damage to the front and drivers side of the vehicle. The pulp truck was positioned in the turn lane and sustained only minor damage with the driver not injured and refusing medical transport.
Upon investigation, crews found that a pulp truck was attempting to make a turn off of Hwy. 51 onto county rd. C when a passenger vehicle heading northbound crashed into the back of the pulp truck.
One patient was transported by Merrill EMS to Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.