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A rural La Farge woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision at about 6:50 a.m. Feb. 7 in the town of Whitestown

Casey W. Winchel, 52, of rural La Farge, was operating a vehicle east on Hwy. P, near Big Valley Road. Winchel reported falling asleep and his vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Molly D. Pettit, 53, also of rural La Farge. Pettit was injured as a result of the crash and was transported to Gundersen-St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hillsboro by La Farge Ambulance. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and airbags were deployed in both vehicles, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

Neither Winchel, nor his passenger, reported any injuries.

The La Farge Fire Department also assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.


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