The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said they located the driver of a vehcile responsible for a head crash the day after the crash happened. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reported a two-vehicle collision that occurred Friday afternoon, July 4, at approximately 12:30 PM, in the town of Hamburg.
Accroding to the Sheriff’s Office Lamine Z. Rondeau-Rieder, 25, of rural, Viroqua was driving east on Cty Road K near Kreibich Lane when his vehicle crossed the highway and collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Michael J. Hagmann, 27, of rural Stoddard. The Hagmann vehicle travelled off the north side of the roadway and came to rest in a ditch near a private driveway. Hagmann sustained minor injuries, but declined medical transport. Hagmann’s passenger, Kimberly C. Wuensch, 24, of La Crosse was not injured. The airbags did deploy in Hagmann’s vehicle and both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts.
The vehicle Rondeau-Rieder was operating traveled off the north side of the road and came to rest in the lawn of a private residence. The air bags also deployed his vehicle. Rondeau-Rieder left the scene on foot and was located the next day, Saturday, July 5, and identified as the driver. He told the deputy he swerved to miss a deer. Rondeau-Rieder reported minor injuries and as of the time of this release, he had not sought any medical treatment. Rondeau-Rieder said he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Coon Valley Fire Department, Coon Valley First Responders, Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department, and Tri-State Ambulance.
The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.
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