January 30, 2014: *Corrected News Release re: 1/27/14 Traffic Crash
The following incident occurred on January 27, 2014:
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.
Green Co. Sheriff's Dept.