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Two Injuries Reported in Weekend Crashes


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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
1316 N. 14th ST. STE 100, Superior, WI 54880
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Thomas G. Dalbec, Sheriff

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DATE: May 27, 2014

BY: Chief Deputy Gerald Moe

SUBJECT: Two Injuries Reported in Holiday Weekend Crashes

Daniel McInnis, 20, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was transported to the hospital after the vehicle he was driving left the road and overturned on STH 35, ½ mile north of CTH M in the town of Dairyland.  The crash was reported to the Sheriff’s Office at 7:21am on Friday, May 23. Town of Dairyland Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene. 

Car damage after accident

On Sunday May 25 at 1014am, deputies responded to a reported one car rollover near CTH A and CTH B in the Town of Superior. Two subject fled the scene and were later apprehended at a nearby residence. Kevin Weil, 26, Superior, was charged with Operating w/o Valid DL. Passenger Kaitlyn Grathwol was arrested and charged with obstructing and a warrant for Failure to Appear/Forgery. 

A hit and run accident was reported on Sunday May 25 at the Crystal Lake Public Boat Landing in Wascott. The legally parked and unoccupied vehicle of a Superior woman was struck by an unknown vehicle.

Alyssa Wermter, 20, of Bennett, reported minor injuries after the vehicle she was driving struck the rear of a vehicle driven by David Johnstad on CTH E south of Gillespie Lane in the Town of Hawthorne. The crash occurred sometime prior to 1142pm on Sunday May 25.  Johnstad reported braking hard to avoid a deer.  Wermter stated she was following to close and couldn’t stop in time. Both were cited for failure to report accident and Wemter was cited additionally for following to close.

On Monday May 26 at 240pm, cars driven by Carol Gehl, 75, South Range, and Jean Herbert, 73, Superior, collided on CTH B at USH 53.  Both vehicles had been stopped at the WB stop sign waiting to turn north onto 53. Gehl began to turn then stopped.  Herbert also began to turn and didn’t stop, running into the rear of the Gehl vehicle. Both vehicles were driven from the scene and to the Sheriff’s substation in Hawthorne.