May 13, 2017:  Daily News Release

The following incidents occurred on Friday, May 12, 2017:

Motor Vehicle Crash-Personal Injury:


At 2:23 AM, Deputies, along with Albany Fire Department and Albany EMS, responded to the N7500 block of CTH E, Town of Brooklyn, for a one-vehicle crash where the driver left the scene.


Deputies were later able to make contact with the driver of the vehicle, Karissa M. Hauger, 24, of Stoughton. Hauger advised that she was traveling south on CTH E when she swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. Hauger’s truck then crossed the center line and entered the ditch where it overturned. Hauger was then picked up at the scene of the crash by Cole A. Normington, 27, of Albany.


Hauger advised that she was not wearing her seatbelt. Hauger was injured in the crash, but did not seek medical attention. The air bags did not deploy in the truck. The truck sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene.


Hauger was cited for Failure to Notify Law Enforcement of an Accident, Operating Left of Center, Failure to Maintain Control of a Motor Vehicle, Open Intoxicants, and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. Normington was cited for Knowingly Assist Person Fleeing Accident Scene. Hauger and Normington were released pending court.


Motor Vehicle Crash-Personal Injury:


At 1:04 PM, Deputies, along with Evansville EMS, Evansville Fire Department, Evansville Police Department, and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the N7800 block of STH 104, Town of Brooklyn, for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.


Investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by John L. Ross, 46, of Evansville, was traveling south on STH 104 and stopped to turn east onto CTH C when he was rear-ended by a southbound motorcycle operated by Edward A. Best, 51, of Madison.


Best was wearing a helmet and eye protection. Best was injured in the crash and was transported by EMS to Meriter ER. Best's motorcycle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene.  Ross was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash. The airbags did not deploy in Ross’s vehicle. Ross's vehicle sustained moderate damage and was driven from the scene.


Motor Vehicle Crash-Personal Injury:


At 7:13 PM, Deputies responded to the N5100 block of CTH M, Town of Adams, for a one-vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that Olivia L. J. Halvorson, 28, of Browntown, was going southbound when she observed a raccoon run onto the roadway. Halvorson swerved and braked to avoid the raccoon and went into the ditch, where the vehicle overturned. Halvorson was injured in the crash, but declined medical attention. Halvorson was wearing a seat belt and there was no airbag deployment. The vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene. Halvorson was cited for Operating After Revocation (Criminal) and No Insurance. Halvorson was released pending court.


Patrol Sergeant Bernie Roidt #8

Green County Sheriff’s Office

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