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More details from rollover accident during La Crosse fire truck dedication Tuesday

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First responders help passengers out of a vehicle that was t-boned at the Sixth and Market street intersection, which took place in the midst of a La Crosse Fire Dept. ceremony just a block away, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

A few more details on the accident Tuesday that happened right when a dedication ceremony at a La Crosse fire department was happening.

While Mayor Mitch Reynolds was giving a speech at Fire Station No. 1 on Market and Fifth streets, a loud boom and a vehicle screeching to a halt sent firefighters, first responders and police attending the ceremony running up the block.

A Jeep Cherokee t-boned a Toyota Tacoma, sending the truck to its side.

The Cherokee driver stopped on Sixth Street, looked up and down Market for traffic but did not see the Tacoma.

Reynolds talked about the accident an hour later from the WIZM studio. To read more on that conversation, click here.

A police rendering shows vehicle 1 (Jeep Cherokee) stopping on Sixth, before proceeding through the intersection and t-boning vehicle 2 (Toyota Tacoma), sending it on its side. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: La Crosse Police Department)

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