Viola Man Dies In Car Crash

Vernon County’s second fatal traffic accident for the year of 2013 came in

this morning. The accident occurred around 7:40 on Drave Avenue near the intersection of South Commercial Street in the Village of Viola.


A car driven by 57 year old William Kanable of Viola was traveling eastbound on Drake Avenue when his car suddenly went out of control. Kanable’s car crossed the centerline and entered a yard striking a utility pole. This caused power lines to fall onto his car. Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS worked diligently due to the hazardous conditions but Kanable was pronounced dead at the scene.


An autopsy is schedule to determine cause of death. Kanable was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and it remains under investigation.

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