Douglas County man airlifted after vehicle rollover

By KBJR News 1

Douglas County man airlifted after vehicle rollover

July 8, 2014 Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 9:03 PM CDT

Poplar, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- A Douglas County man was airlifted Monday after having to be extricated from a vehicle after a rollover.

40-year-old Von Johnson, was in a single vehicle rollover on US–highway two west of the Village of Poplar.

Witnesses say a 1997 Ford Crown Vic was drifting towards the right side of the road when the driver over corrected and skidded sideways across both lanes of traffic.

Witnesses say the vehicle then started rolling over on the gravel lanes in a construction area, ending on its roof.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office quotes one witness as saying it looked like the vehicle was, "flying and spinning like a helicopter". Johnson was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.

Ramona Marozas