The Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a 4-wheeler crash in the town of Clinton at about 6:39 p.m. on Monday, May 6.

Initial investigation shows Nathan Sanchez, 22, of Long Beach, Calif., was operating a 4-wheeler and failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree.

Sanchez was flown from the scene with serious leg injuries.

Speed and inexperience are contributing factors in this crash and a citation was issued for not having ATV safety.

The Cumberland Ambulance, Almena Fire Department and Life Link Helicopter also responded.

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