December 13, 2013: Daily News Release
The following incident occurred on December 11, 2013:
At 10:52 p.m., Deputies and Belleville Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on CTH X, east of Nye Road, in the Town of Brooklyn. The driver and sole occupant, Luke D. Ballentine, age 23, of Evansville, was traveling east on CTH X when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle entered the ditch, rolled twice and came to rest in a field on the wheels. Luke reported wearing his seatbelt and sustained injuries. Luke's vehicle sustained severe damage to all areas. There was no airbag deployment. The vehicle was removed from the scene by a tow service. Luke was arrested for Operating While Under the Influence (1st Offense), cited for Failure to Maintain Control of the vehicle and Failure to Notify Law Enforcement of a crash. Kevin M. Kelley, age 43 of Belleville, was cited for Knowingly Assisting a Person Fleeing an Accident Scene. Both Luke and Kevin were released pending court.
The following incidents occurred on December 12, 2013:
At 3:16 a.m., Deputies, Browntown Fire Dept., First Response and Monroe EMS were dispatched to STH 11, west of Cadiz Springs Road, in the Town of Cadiz for a motor vehicle crash. Allen Matthew Petro II, 20, Browntown, was traveling westbound when he went left of center and collided (sideswiped) with an eastbound semi unit. The semi unit was operated by David Michael Gigaroa, 46, Sioux City, IA. Petro was not wearing a seatbelt, airbags did not deploy and the motor vehicle sustained severe damage. Petro suffered serious injuries, was transported by Monroe EMS to Monroe Hospital, and then transported by helicopter to a Madison Hospital. Petro’s vehicle was towed from the scene. Gigaroa was wearing a seatbelt, no injury and no airbag deployment. The semi unit sustained moderate damage. State Patrol responded to the scene to inspect the semi unit. Incident remains under investigation with citations pending.
At 4:01 p.m., Deputies were advised of a traffic accident that occurred on this date at 9:10 AM, in the W9600 block of Rat Hollow Road, Adams Township. Rachael E. Watkins, 23, of Argyle, was traveling west on Rat Hollow Road and was negotiating a curve when she lost control, entered the ditch and struck a tree. Watkins advised she was wearing her seatbelt and not injured. There was no airbag deployment in the vehicle. The vehicle sustained moderate rear-end damage and was removed from the scene by Watkins.
At 5:49 p.m., Lindsey J. Weigel, 29, of Blue Mounds, was northbound on CTH J, south of Holstein Prairie Road (Adams Township) when she collided with a deer. Weigel was not injured in the crash and was wearing her seatbelt. The airbags in Weigel's vehicle did not deploy. She had moderate damage to her vehicle and she was able to drive it from the accident scene.
At 6:38 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to the N5100 block of CTH J, Washington Township, for a car vs. deer accident. Lisa B. Isensee, 39, of Blanchardville, was traveling north on CTH J when a deer collided with her vehicle. Isensee, and passengers advised they were not injured and were wearing their seatbelts. There was no airbag deployment in the vehicle. The vehicle sustained moderate driver’s side damage and was driven from the scene.
At 8:08 p.m., Deputies stopped a motor vehicle on STH 11, at CTH N, in the Town of Monroe. A passenger, David C. Kraft, 37, of Brodhead, was arrested on a Green County warrant for Contempt of Court for Child Support and a Rock County warrant was for Child Support. Kraft remains jailed pending court.
Patrol Sgt. Robert A. Werren Sr. #8
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