On August 17, 2015 at 9:56pm the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames on Plum Creek Road, two miles east of Mill Road in the Township of Wauzeka.
Peggy R Weirich age 59 of Wauzeka was operating a 2005 Chrysler Sebring westbound on Plum Creek Road when her vehicle left the roadway, striking an embankment and tree. Weirich was able to exit her vehicle and walk to her residence to call for medical attention. Weirich was transported by Tri State Regional EMS to Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien and was later transported by Med Link AIR to Gunderson Lutheran in Lacrosse.
Weirich was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to keep vehicle under control. Weirich’s vehicle was a total loss.
Assisting on scene was the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Eastman Fire Department, Eastman First Responders, Tri State Regional EMS and Bob’s Towing.