Stoddard Wis. – The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that two people were pronounced dead as the result of a head on traffic crash on the State Hwy 35 just south of Stoddard this afternoon.
According to the Sheriff’s Office at about 3:20 pm a northbound vehicle operated by Robert M. Williams, 70, of Stoddard went to pass the vehicle in front of him and struck the southbound vehicle head-on operated by Margaret L. Springborn, 55, of rural DeSoto.
Williams was pronounced dead on scene by the Vernon County Coroner. Springborn was transported to Gundersen Health Systems in Lacrosse and later pronounced dead as a result of her injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office says both parties were wearing their seat belts.
Assisting the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office were the Wisconsin State Patrol, Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department, Genoa-Harmony Fire Department, Stoddard EMS, Genoa EMS, and the Vernon County Coroner’s Office.
The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.
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