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Six hurt in five-vehicle crash near Fountain City



FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — A crash involving five vehicles on Highway 35 has led to six people being injured Wednesday in Buffalo County.

The Wisconsin State Patrol said a southbound vehicle crossed the center line near at Park Street, north of Fountain City shortly after noon. That driver hit a northbound vehicle head-on, causing three other vehicles to crash.

Two hurt in the accident were airlifted to hospitals, while four others were taken from the scene by ambulance.

Both lanes of the highway were closed for a few hours after the crash. Investigators are still looking into why the first vehicle changed lanes.

Ambulances from Winona, Minn., and Alma, Wis., were among the emergency vehicles responding to the accident, along with the Fountain City Fire Department and sheriff’s officers from Buffalo and Pepin counties.

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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