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One hurt in Arcadia mini-van vs semi accident

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A mini-van hit a semi truck in Arcadia when the driver fell asleep while driving north on Hwy 93.

Gustavo Escamilla, 25, of Alma Center was driving north on Hwy 93 near North River Road when he dozed off around 1:54 p.m. Tuesday and, “struck something,” according to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office. Misagh Ghamsari, 40, of Maple Valley, Wash. said Escamilla crossed the center line and hit his semi on the driver’s side.

Escamilla was taken to the hospital by the Arcadia Ambulance Service. Nobody in the semi was hurt.

The accident is still under investigation.

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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