The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department reports a crash that resulted in minor injuries, occurred Thursday afternoon, August 8, 2013 at approximately 2:30 PM, in the Town of Franklin, south of Viroqua,
According to the Sheriff’s Department Douglas E. Clinton,61, of rural Soldiers Grove, WI was driving north on County Road J, about ¼ mile south of County Road JJ. Ahead of Clinton was a dump truck and ahead of the dump truck was a horse-drawn wagon (buggy). Clinton attempted to pass the dump truck and horse-drawn wagon on the left.
Lacy A. Olson,20, of Soldiers Grove, WI was driving south on County Road J and as she crested a hill, Olson said she saw the Clinton vehicle in her lane as well as the other two vehicles occupying the northbound lane. Olson braked, turned right and was able to avoid both vehicles, but she lost control. The Olson vehicle struck an embankment and utility pole along the right side of the roadway and overturned. Olson was wearing a seat belt and escaped serious injury and she was taken to Vernon Memorial Healthcare in Viroqua by private vehicle.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the Readstown Police Department.
The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.
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