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Drivers hurt in rollovers in different counties



Two area drivers in their 50’s have been hurt in separate weekend accidents, in different counties. 

Near Stoddard, 54-year-old Kao Vang of La Crosse went around a ‘road closed’ sign into a construction area on Highway 35. 

Vang’s vehicle overturned after hitting a pile of gravel, and landed on its wheels on cement forms lying next to the road. 

Vang was taken to Gundersen in La Crosse to be treated for minor injuries. 

Vang’s crash happened around 6 o’clock Saturday morning, about the same time of a rollover crash in Trempealeau County. 

Fifty-eight-year-old Robert Hinrichs of Osseo missed a curve on a road south of Osseo while driving a utility vehicle. 

The vehicle went down a steep ditch, and Hinrichs was trapped underneath it for several hours, according to sheriff’s officers. 

Emergency crews were sent to the scene after neighbors heard the victim yelling for help. 

Hinrichs was flown to an Eau Claire hospital. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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