BLACK RIVER FALLS -- One person is dead after a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday in the Jackson County town of Northfield.
The lone passenger, Tyler J. Pientok, 23, of Whitehall, was pronounced dead at the scene, while no information was released about the condition of Donald F. Ames, 23, of Independence, who was believed to be driving the pickup truck involved in the crash, according to the Jackson County sheriff's office.
The crash at about 2:45 a.m. occurred near N10728 Highway G, just north of York. The initial investigation indicated the pickup failed to navigate the corner, left the road, struck a power pole and appears to have rolled several times.
Both occupants of the vehicle were ejected.
Alcohol and speed are believed to have been factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.