One person is dead after a crash involving a semi and a vehicle. The Trempealeau County Sheriff said it happened just before noon Thursday on Highway 53 near Ettrick.
It appears 71 year old John Radke was heading north on 53 crossed into the southbound lane, and struck the rear trailer of the semi. His passenger, 41 year old Jefferey Radke was pulled from the car and taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.
The semi driver wasn’t hurt.
Two days in a row of storms in the area...and Thursday's started taking a toll on La Crosse. Manhole covers popping out of the road on Losy near Cameron and 9th streets...trees down near 11th and West Avenue and lots of of rain and hail. All late afternoon Thursday.
The National Weather Service says wind gusts were clocked as high as 48mph on French Island...3/4 inch hail was reported in Barre Mills and 1.4 in hail in West Salem. There was also scattered reports of pea sized hail covering the ground in some areas.
As for rain fall totals, almost 2.5 inches fell in less then two hours in West Salem and 1.6 inches had fallen in that span in Onalaska.
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One person was killed this morning in a crash in Trempealeau County. It happened on Highway 53 near Ettrick around noon.