Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports that a one vehicle accident with no injuries occurred on May 7th, at approximately 5:30pm on State Highway 56 just west of Viola.
A vehicle driven by Danielle M Wight age 33 of LaFarge, went to turn left into a driveway and didnot see the westbound vehicle operated by Anthony L Saarem age 29 of LaCrosse and his passenger Erik C Anderson age 30 of Whitehall. Saarem swerved to the right to miss the turning vehicle and struck the end of a guardrail. The vehicle then rolled multiple times, struck a large concrete culvert before coming to rest on its roof in a small creek. Also in Wight’s’ vehicle was her 7 year old son.
All parties were wearing their seatbelts. Both front and side airbags were deployed in the Sareem vehicle. Saarem and Anderson were treated and released at the scene with no injuries. Nobody was injured in the accident.Assisting the Sheriff’s Office was the Viola Fire Department and the Viola EMS.The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.
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