March 02, 2014: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on March 1, 2014:
At 6:37 A.M., a Deputy responded to a two-vehicle crash on CTH W, just west of STH 69, Town of New Glarus. Investigation revealed Randy L. Goecks, age 29, of New Glarus, was operating a Green County Highway Department plow truck and was in the process of plowing. He approached the stop sign on CTH W and stopped. Goecks backed up to clear more snow from the area and struck a vehicle. This vehicle was operated by Tyler J. Wenger, age 24, of Monroe. Wenger had stopped behind the plow, but was unable to avoid the collision. Both drivers reported no injuries and were wearing seatbelts. The plow truck sustained no damage, with no airbag deployment, and was driven from the scene. Wenger’s vehicle sustained moderate damage, with no airbag deployment, and was driven from the scene.
At 2:01 P.M., Deputies responded to the N1800 block of STH 69, Town of Clarno, for a two-vehicle crash.
Investigation revealed Jo Anne J. Leuenberger, age 57, of Monroe, was southbound on STH 69, when she signaled to make a right turn into a driveway. A second vehicle, operated by Ashley J. Walton, age 29, of Gratiot, was also southbound and not able to stop in time to avoid colliding with Leuenberger’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Leuenberger and her passengers were all properly restrained. Walton and her passengers were also properly restrained. Both vehicles sustained moderate damages, with no airbag deployment, and were driven from the scene.
At 2:20 P.M., Deputies responded to a milk truck vs. passenger car crash at the intersection of STH 69, at Patina Lane, Town of Clarno. An investigation revealed that Franklin M. Patterson, age 79, of Monroe, had stopped at the stop sign in his passenger car on Patina Lane at STH 69. Richard A. King, age 44, of Albany, was operating a milk truck and travelling north on STH 69 south of the intersection. Patterson drove from the stop sign to turn left and drove into the path of the milk truck, where the two vehicles collided. Patterson and his passenger were wearing proper restraints and were not injured. King was wearing proper restraints and was not injured. The Patterson vehicle sustained moderate damage, with no airbag deployment, and was driven from the scene. The milk truck sustained moderate damage, with no airbag deployment, and was towed from the scene. Peterson will be cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way from a Stop Sign.
At 3:37 P.M., Deputies responded to the N6000 block of STH 59, Town of Albany, for a one-vehicle roll over crash. Investigation revealed Reave D. Lincoln, age 17, rural Brodhead, was operating southbound on STH 104 and cresting a hill when he lost control of the vehicle he was operating. The vehicle entered the ditch and overturned onto the driver's side. Lincoln and his passengers reported no injuries and were properly restrained. The vehicle sustained minor damage, with no airbag deployment. Once the vehicle was removed from the ditch by a tow service, it was driven from the scene. Lincoln was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and released pending court.
At 5:19 P.M., a Deputy located a one-vehicle rollover on CTH W, at Christen Road, Town of Exeter. Investigation revealed Samantha M. Wilkenson, age 29, of Mount Prospect, lost control of her vehicle on the slippery road. The vehicle entered the ditch and overturned onto its side. Wilkenson and her passengers were not injured and were properly restrained. The vehicle sustained moderate damage, with no airbag deployment. Once the vehicle was removed from the ditch by a tow service, it was driven from the scene.
At 8:00 P.M., a Deputy responded to the N4400 block of STH 59, Town of Sylvester, for a one-vehicle crash.
Investigation revealed Chelsea R. Knell, age 24, of Monroe, was northbound on STH 59 negotiating a curve. Knell lost control, slid into the west ditch and came to rest on a snow bank. Knell was not injured, was wearing a seatbelt, and the airbags did not deploy. Knell's vehicle received minor damage and was towed from the scene. Knell was cited for No Insurance and was released pending court.
Vehicles in the Ditch:
Deputies responded to three separate reports of vehicles in the ditch throughout Green County. In each instance, there were no injuries or damages reported.
GCSD Patrol Deputy Betsy A. Krantz #11