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Viroqua man arrested for 4th OWI causing injury



The accident happened around 8 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road O and County Road K in the Town of Harmony around 8 p.m. Friday.

A vehicle driven by 54-year-old Andrew J. Sorenson pulled out from the stop sign into the intersection. That’s where Zeyda Y. Flores-Castro, 19, collided with Sorenson, as she was unable to stop in time.

Sorensen was arrested for his fourth OWI, as well as causing injury, operating after revocation, failing to install ignition interlock and bail jumping, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s office.

Charges will be sought through the district attorney’s office.

Sorenson was transported to the Vernon Memorial Hospital, and Flores-Castro was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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