January 28, 2014: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on January 27, 2014:
At 4:10 A.M., Deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash on STH 69, .2 mile north of CTH B, Town of Clarno. Investigation revealed Kyle S. Zimmerman, age 34, of Orangeville, IL, was northbound on STH 69 when he lost control of his truck due to slippery road conditions. Zimmerman reported his truck started to fishtail and then he slid into the east ditch where his vehicle came to rest on its side. Neither Zimmerman nor his passenger were injured in the crash. Both were wearing seatbelts and the airbags did not deploy. The truck sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene.
At 5:06 P.M., Deputies responded to the intersection of STH 11/81, at CTH KK, Town of Jefferson, for a two-vehicle crash. Investigation revealed Heather L. Prinkey, age 38, of Brodhead, was eastbound on the STH 11/81 eastbound ramp. Prinkey came to a complete stop within the lane of traffic to allow eastbound motorists to pass before entering STH 11/81. Daniel J. Thony, age 57, of Waunakee, was also eastbound in a straight truck on the STH 11/81 eastbound ramp. Thony was unable to avoid Prinkey’s stopped vehicle and collided with the rear portion of Prinkey’s vehicle. The collision caused Prinkey to enter the intersection and travel across both eastbound lanes, before entering the north ditch and coming to rest in a snow bank. Prinkey’s vehicle sustained severe damage, with no airbag deployment, and was towed from the scene. Thony’s vehicle sustained moderate damage, with no airbag deployment, and was driven from the scene. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and reported no injuries. Snow/Ice-covered roadways were a factor in the collision.
At 5:10 P.M., Deputies responded to CTH M, .2 mile north of Schlappi Road, Town of Cadiz, for a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed Laura M. Heuer, age 22, of Poynette, was southbound on CTH M when she lost control of her vehicle due to slippery road conditions and struck a snow bank in the east ditch. Heuer was not injured in the crash and was wearing her seat belt. The airbags did not deploy in the vehicle. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene.
Vehicles in the Ditch:
Deputies responded to seven separate reports of vehicles in the ditch or stuck in the roadway due to drifting snow. In each instance, there were no injuries or damages reported.
GCSD Patrol Deputy Betsy A. Krantz #11