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Head-on crash results in injuries

On September 20, 2018 at 6:48pm the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a two vehicle head-on collision on State Highway 60 near Eagle Lane in the township of Wauzeka.
   Dakota P.L Kull, 18, of Wauzeka was operating a 1996 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck eastbound on State Highway 60. Crystal M. Peer, 39, of Boscobel was operating a 2006 Ford Fusion SEL westbound on State Highway 60. Kull crossed the centerline into the westbound lane. Kull stated he received a call on his cell phone so he looked down. While doing so, Kull crossed the centerline into the path of the westbound Peer vehicle. The driver’s side of the Kull and Peer vehicles collided head-on.
   Kull was transported by private vehicle to the Boscobel Gundersen Area Hospital. Peer was evaluated on scene but refused further medical attention. Peer’s 10-year-old passenger, Willow K. Peer, was uninjured. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.  
Kull was issued citations for no insurance, inattentive driving and operating left of center.   
   Assisting on scene was the Wauzeka First Responders, Wauzeka Fire Department, Boscobel Rescue Squad, Milo’s Towing and Fry’s Towing.

Fire destroys tractor

Tractor fire CBendel

Rural Wauzeka, WI - September 17, 2018 - A farm tractor owned by Ryan Zinkle of Steuben, was driving on Plainview Ridge Road when his tractor began to overheat and smoke. He pulled over before the tractor burst into flames.  The Boscobel Fire Dept. responded and extinguished the fire.  The tractor appears to be a total loss.  No one was injured. (Photo by Carolyn Bendel, MWNews)

Semi hooked low power line in Wauzeka

On Thursday, September 14, 2018 at approximately 02:20 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one vehicle traffic crash on E Third St at Talbot St, in the Village of Wauzeka.
   A 2014 International Semi operated by Luke C. Kilmer, age 21, of Stoddard WI, struck a low hanging line from an overhead power pole. Kilmer and his passenger Jeremy J. Hershey, age 40, of Lacrosse WI were eastbound on E Third St when the trailer on the semi got hooked on a low hanging phone cable. The cable hooked onto the trailer as they were driving causing the light pole to fall on top of the semi. Live power lines were then laying near the top of the semi and trailer. The semi was leaving from a delivery at the Wauzeka Steuben School.
   The low phone cable was due to recent storms which caused trees to fall on the line. The trees were removed but the line was hanging lower than previously. The Semi which normal had no issues passing through previously was not able to without snagging the cable.   Both driver and passenger exited the vehicle prior to arrival of First Responders.
   Hershey and Kilmer were not injured in the crash. It is strongly recommended not to exit a vehicle near/around down power lines.
   Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was The Wauzeka Fire Department, Wauzeka First Responders, Alliant Energy, M G and E Gas Company, Village of Wauzeka, Wauzeka Steuben School and Century Link. 

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Staying Emotionally Healthy When Disaster Strikes

DHS shares coping tips for people affected by recent floods and severe storms
As parts of the state continue to face new and extended flooding conditions, it is important to remember to take care of yourself physically and mentally. Storms and floods not only damage property, they can affect your emotional well-being. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) offers these tips to help people cope with the stress and unexpected changes natural disasters can create: View the entire news release.



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