Parties involved in three-vehicle crash escape injury
Two area women and one man escaped injury during a three-car crash in the Town of Tomah Monday afternoon.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place at the intersection of Highway 16 and County Highway M North shortly before 4 p.m.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a black Ford F-150 pickup truck with rear-end damage, a red Saturn Vue with heavy front-end damage and a black Chevy Malibu with heavy front-end damage.
According to authorities, the Chevy Malibu driven by Christine M. Dunigan of Melrose rear-ended the Saturn Vue driven by Azure R. Kremer of Sparta, which caused the Vue to strike the Ford F-150 in the rear end as well.
Witness at the scene said the Vue was pulling to a stop behind the F-150 when it was struck from behind by the Malibu, which was traveling at a high rate of speed.
The F-150 was stopped on the highway waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before making a left turn onto County Highway M.
After it struck the pickup, the Vue was struck a second time by Dunigan’s Malibu, which continued forward and eventually struck the F-150 from behind as well.
The driver of the F-150 was identified as Matthew I. Oliver of Tomah.
No one was injured as a result of the accident.
Authorities, who indicated the westbound lane of traffic on Highway 16 was blocked by the three vehicles for a short time, cited Dunigan for inattentive driving.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Oakdale Fire Department and the Monroe County 911 Communications Center.