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Rural Hillsboro father dies in ATV accident

Kaitlyn Riley

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A Hillsboro man died after being severely hurt in an ATV accident Monday afternoon.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said Adam Hemmersbach, 36, lost control of his ATV while driving east on County Hwy F around 1:20 p.m. He tried to regain control but was ejected off the ATV.

Hemmersbach was transported to Gundersen Health St. Joseph by Hillsboro Ambulance with severe injuries. He was then flown by Gundersen-Air to Gundersen Health.

The Sheriff’s Office says the family set up a gofundme for Hemmersbach. That page said he was on his way into town to help plow snow for people. He leaves behind a wife and six children.

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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