June 29, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 152

Philadelphia brothers injured in Kimball crash

KIMBALL, Wis. — Two Philadelphia men were injured in the two-car collision on U.S. 2, near Valley Road, in Kimball Thursday at 10:31 p.m., according to an Iron County Sheriff's Department release.

The two brothers, 22 and 29, were traveling east on U.S. 2 when they swerved to avoid hitting a deer. There was an unconfirmed report that a deer horn was found at the scene.

Their vehicle struck a westbound truck driven by a 58-year-old Ontario man.

All three men were transported by Beacon Ambulance to Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood. Because of the severity of injuries, the two brothers were transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth.

The Ontario man was treated and released for scrapes and abrasions.

Much of the front end of his vehicle ended up on the south side of the highway, while the vehicle continued on to the north side.

The names of the men and the severity of their injuries were not released Friday.

The highway was closed for more than three hours as glass and vehicle parts littered the surface for a long stretch.

Vehicles backed up in both directions and traffic had to be detoured through side roads.

Deputies from the ICSD were assisted by the Saxon-Gurney First Responders, Hurley Police Department, Hurley Fire and Rescue and Beacon Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation by a reconstruction team from the Wisconsin State Patrol.