Names Released In La crosse Crash
The passenger killed in a car-truck collision in La Crosse yesterday is identified as a 73-year-old woman.
Dorothy Hess of Coon Valley died when a semi crashed into the passenger side of the car she was in on Highway 14. Her husband, Paul Hess, was driving. He apparently tried to avoid hitting another car that pulled onto the highway, and veered into the path of the semi. Paul Hess and a second passenger, 79-year-old Donald Justin of La Crosse, are still in critical condition at a La Crosse hospital.
The other car was driven by a 16-year-old from La Crosse, who was not hurt. The State Patrol is reconstructing the crash. No citations have been issued yet.
Local Repub's Straw Poll
On Wednesday, the La Crosse County Republican Party assembled for a General Meeting of the party and held a straw poll for the Republican nomination for President of the United States and United States Senate.
Monroe County Crash
Good thing a train wasn't coming through. Monroe County deputies are investigating a crash in the unincorporated village of Tunnel City last night that ended up with a truck on railroad tracks.
24 year old Kaitlin Youngs of Wyeville lost control of her pickup truck......missed the curve, left the road...... struck a power pole guy wire causing the pole to break in half. The truck then went down into a ditch and came to rest on railroad tracks belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
Youngs ended up with non-life threatening injuries. Bystanders had removed the truck from the railroad tracks prior to officers arriving at the scene. She blames the crash on bad brakes.
One Dead, Two Hurt In Lacrosse Crash
One person is dead and two others injured during a crash early this morning in La Crosse. The accident happened around 7:15 on Highway 14/61 near Waterford Valley on La Crosse's far south side. The crash involves a semi and a car. We are told now that one person was killed in the crash. Two others suffered non-life threatening injuries. The accident happened during very foggy conditions this morning.
State Patrol Releases More Info On Stratman Crash
After repeated requests by La Crosse area media, more information is being released about a fatal car crash involving a former sheriff's deputy.
The Wisconsin State Patrol has provided our newsroom with copies of the accident report and witness statements about the 2010 accident in which teenage driver Brandon Jennings was killed. Deputy Trisha Stratman collided with the Jennings car while responding to a police call in Holmen. Stratman will be tried this fall for negligent homicide. Witness accounts reported that the squad car was traveling very fast before the collision...with one estimate of about 120 miles an hour. While one driver in the opposite lane of Highway 35 says she is 'almost certain' the light for her and the squad car was green, other witnesses do not recall what color the light on 35 was at the time of the crash.