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A Sparta man was arrested for drunk driving after he and another person were injured in a traffic crash Wednesday in the town of Adrian.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a 1998 Chevy 1500 truck driven by Andrew Sanmann, 32, Sparta was westbound on Hwy. 16 shortly after 10 a.m. when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2003 Chevy Malibu driven by Brock E. Brabham, 25, Tomah.

Sanmann fled the scene after the crash but was later apprehended for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and other charges.

Brabham was transported to the Sparta hospital by Sparta Area Ambulance Service. Sanmann was transported by a police vehicle. Brabham was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. It is unknown if Sanmann was wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting the sheriff’s office and Sparta Ambulance were Monroe County 911 Communication Center, Wisconsin State Patrol, Sparta Area Fire Department, Sparta Area Ambulance Service, Sparta Police Department, Fort McCoy Fire Department and Tomah Police Department.


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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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