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SUV crashes into house in Coon Valley

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A driver from South Dakota could be charged with crashing his sport utility vehicle into a house in Coon Valley.

Vernon County sheriff’s officers were called early Sunday morning, after a Yukon Denali went off Central Avenue and ran into an unoccupied house.

The driver, 64-year-old Garhardt Waldner of Faulkton, South Dakota, fled from the scene and was found a few hours later.

Investigators think alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

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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