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Vernon County Sheriff's Report


From the week ending March 4, 2019

2/25 - Eric McDonald, Highland, IL, was traveling eastbound on Unseth Road, town of Christiana, and became engulfed in a snowdrift. Cody Fortun, Westby, attempted to go around the McDonald vehicle, but side swiped the vehicle. No injuries were reported. The McDonald vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

2/25 - Timothy Dahlen, Chaseburg, was traveling east on County Road KK, town of Jefferson, when a horse drawn Amish buggy, driven by Benjamin Byler, pulled out of his driveway. Dahlen tried to brake, but due to the ice on the roadway, he was unable to stop in time, and struck the buggy. The collision caused damage to the buggy, and minor damage to Dahlen’s truck. The horse was not struck, nor injured. Neither Dahlen nor Byler was injured.

2/28 - Emily Hammersmith, La Farge, was traveling westbound on County Road P, town of Clinton. While negotiating a curve, Hammersmith lost control on the snowy roads, crossed the eastbound lane, and struck a snow embankment. Hammersmith, and her passenger, Kyle Kendhammer, La Farge, did not report any injuries. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

2/25 - 3 reportable car / deer crashes: Stephan Hall, La Farge, on County Road P, town of Stark; Peggy Pasker, La Farge, on State Highway 82, town of Stark; Kayla Anderson, La Farge, on State Highway 131, town of Whitestown.


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