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Two hurt in Vernon County UTV rollover

Kaitlyn Riley

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Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in a UTV crash that sent two people to the hospital Thursday night.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Clinton Ridge Rd. just north of Peaceful Valley Rd. in the Town of Clinton according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

Kristopher Hanson was traveling southbound on Clinton Ridge Rd. when he lost control on a corner. Hanson and his female passenger were both thrown from the UTV. Neither were wearing seat belts. Both were hurt and transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital.

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 both 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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