The following accidents were reported by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending March 11.

3/7 Andrew Serres, Brownsville, Minnesota, was traveling northbound on State Hwy. 35, town of Wheatland. Serres began to turn right into a driveway on Ghelf Road. The vehicle slid on the ice covered road, and struck the Gunners Sports Bar sign. Serres did not report any injuries. The vehicle had functional damage.

3/11 There was one reportable car/deer crash: Chelsey Myhre-Foster, Coon Valley, on County Road K, town of Hamburg.

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