Driver falls asleep at wheel and crashes into another vehicle - Vernon County Press Release

February 08, 2018

Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two-vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018, at approximately 6:50 AM, in the town of Whitestown.

Casey W. Winchel, age 52 of rural La Farge, WI was operating a vehicle eastbound on County Road P, near Big Valley Road. Winchel reported falling asleep and his vehicle crossed the center of the roadway and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Molly D. Pettit, age 53, also of rural La Farge, WI. Molly Pettit was injured as a result of the crash and was transported to Gundersen-St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hillsboro, WI, by La Farge Ambulance. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and there was airbag deployment in both vehicles.

Neither Casey Winchel, or his passenger reported any injuries.

Assisting the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office was the Lafarge Fire Department and LaFarge Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.