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Two flown to the hospital in weekend Trempealeau Co. crash

Kaitlyn Riley

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The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office was called to a one-vehicle accident on County Rd. CC in the town of Ettrick Saturday afternoon around 4:30.

After investigating the scene, deputies said the vehicle was heading north when the driver lost control. The vehicle crossed the center line and went into the southbound ditch. It then went airborne and rolled into a cornfield.

The passenger was ejected. The driver was partially ejected out the front windshield and had to be extricated. Both were flown from the scene for medical treatment.

The extent of the injuries and names of those involved were not released. The sheriff’s office is still investigating.

Ettrick Fire, Tri-State Ambulance, Ettrick First Responders, and Mayo One Helicopter and Mayo Two Helicopter responded.

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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