WASHINGTON COUNTY — Washington County Sheriff’s officials say a man died following a single-vehicle rollover style crash on Highway 41 north of State Highway 144 in the Town of Polk.
Officials say upon the arrival of rescue personnel, two severely injured adult subjects, one male and one female, were located lying on the highway.
Based on their injuries, two Flight for Life helicopters were requested to the scene.
Both subjects were transported to the hospital via Flight for Life, where the man later died. The woman remains hospitalized with probable serious injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests that the crashed vehicle had been southbound on USH 41 (in the left lane), when for an unknown reason(s), the vehicle left the roadway, entered the grassy median, rolled over, and came to rest in the left lane of USH 41 northbound.
As a result of the crash, it is believed that both subjects were ejected from the vehicle. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Both northbound and southbound USH 41 were closed and/or restricted for approximately 2.5 hours to facilitate rescue, investigative and clean-up operations.
At this time the accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Unit, and the names of the occupants are being temporarily withheld pending notification of family.
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