A man was taken into custody Thursday on multiple charges following a vehicle crash that caused injuries.
At 6:38 a.m. Dec. 31, the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash on State Hwy. 27, north of County Hwy. S, in the town of Little Falls. Reports of injuries and road blockage were given.
Law enforcement located a silver 2015 GMC Acadia blocking both lanes of traffic and a 2005 blue Chevy Trailblazer off the roadway against trees. The initial investigation and a witness account confirmed the GMC Acadia, driven by William Clifford Hoover, 31, had crossed the centerline when heading northbound and struck the southbound Chevy Trailer Blazer, driven by Dawn M. Zillmer, 55, in the oncoming lane.
Zillmer was extricated from her vehicle by the Sparta Area Fire Department, and both Zillmer and Hoover were transported to a medical facility by the Sparta Area Ambulance Service for treatment on their injuries.
Hoover was later taken into custody for reckless driving causing injury, operating a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled substance causing injury, felony bail jumping, and a warrant.
The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The Wisconsin State Patrol and Cataract First Responders also assisted with the crash.