December 09, 2013: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on December 8, 2013:
Vehicle vs. Deer Crash:
At 12:12 A.M., a Deputy responded to the N3100 block of Youth Cabin Road, Town of Monroe, for a vehicle vs. deer crash. Investigation revealed Lori L. Vogel, age 48, of rural Monroe, was northbound on Youth Cabin Road when a deer entered the roadway and collided with her vehicle. Vogel was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt. The vehicle sustained minor front-end damage, with no airbag deployment, and was driven from the scene.
Vehicle vs. Deer Crash:
At 12:18 A.M., a Deputy responded to the W2300 block of CTH SS, Town of Decatur, for a vehicle vs. deer crash.
Investigation revealed Steven M. Stageman, age 36, of Janesville, was eastbound on CTH SS when a deer entered the roadway and collided with his vehicle. Stageman reported wearing his safety belt and was uninjured. The vehicle sustained moderate damage, with no airbag deployment, and was driven from the scene.
At 10:34 A.M., Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash in the N3800 block of Meyers Road, Town of Sylvester. Investigation revealed Robert C. Hinds, age 63, of rural Monroe, was backing out of his driveway and backed into the path of a southbound vehicle operated by Ruth Schrade, age 81, of rural Monroe. There were no injuries reported and all parties were wearing seatbelts. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage, with no airbag deployment, and were driven from the scene.
At 2:18 P.M., Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of STH 81 and STH 11, Town of Spring Grove. Investigation revealed Mathew P. Henningfield, age 19, of Burlington, was westbound on STH 81, attempting to stop at the stop sign at this intersection. Henningfield lost traction on the snow-covered highway and slid into the rear-end of a second vehicle already stopped at the stop sign. The second vehicle was driven by Norman W. Robinson, age 57, of Spring Grove, IL. No injuries were reported and all occupants were all wearing their seat belts. Airbags did not deploy in either vehicle. The Robinson vehicle sustained very minor damage to its rear bumper and the Henningfield vehicle was not damaged. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
At 3:00 P.M., a Deputy responded to a motor vehicle crash on STH 92, at CTH W, Town of Exeter. Investigation revealed Nicholas H. Guenther, age 26, of Evansville, was traveling southeast on STH 92 at CTH W.
Guenther failed to negotiate the curve at CTH W and entered the south ditch, where he collided with the ditch and a fence. Guenther was uninjured and wearing his seatbelt. The airbag did deploy. Guenther's vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front and undercarriage. Guenther was able to remove the vehicle from the pasture.
At 3:35 P.M., Deputies responded to the N3500 block of STH 59, Town of Sylvester, for a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed Ashley S. Smith, age 24, of Albany, was eastbound on STH 59 when she lost control while negotiating a curve. Smith's vehicle traveled across both lanes of traffic before entering the north ditch. The vehicle went airborne down an embankment, where it came to rest on its wheels. Smith's vehicle sustained severe damage, with no airbag deployment, and was towed from the scene. Smith was the lone vehicle occupant, was properly restrained, and was not injured.
At 3:42 P.M., Deputies responded to the W4800 block of CTH FF, Town of Sylvester, for a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed Beverly A. Blumer, age 73, of Monroe, was eastbound on CTH FF when the vehicle started to slide, due to the snow-covered roadway. The vehicle entered the south ditch and then traveled through a barbed wire fence. The vehicle came to a rest in a field. The occupants were not injured and were wearing seat belts. There was no airbag deployment. The vehicle received minor damage and was driven from the scene by the occupants.
Traffic Crash and Arrest:
At 8:56 P.M., Deputies, responded to the N9600 block of Primrose Center Road, Town of New Glarus, for a report of a vehicle vs. power pole. The driver immediately fled the scene in the vehicle and was later located by Deputies at a nearby residence. Investigation revealed Catherine C. Large, age 47, of rural New Glarus, was traveling southbound on Primrose Center Road when she lost control, left the roadway and collided with a utility pole. Large fled the scene in the vehicle, which sustained severe damages, with no airbag deployment. Large was not wearing a seatbelt and was treated at a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Large was arrested for First Offense Operating While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant. She was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control, Failure to Notify Police of an Accident, Hit and Run to Property Adjacent to a Highway and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt. She was released pending court.
Vehicles in the Ditch:
Deputies responded to three separate reports of vehicles in the ditch on today’s date. In each instance, there were no injuries or reportable damages.
GCSD Patrol Deputy Betsy A. Krantz #11
“Pursuant to the directive of the WI Supreme Court, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty”.