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Second suspect arrested in Vernon County UTV incident that left woman with fractured vertebrae, ribs



Vernon County is now charging two people in connection with a UTV incident this month, in which a pedestrian was hurt.

Viroqua native Robert Purvis, 21, was arrested for his role in a hit-and-run that happened Feb. 4, when the UTV hit a woman, who was walking on Bekkedal Avenue in Westby. It left the victim with fractured ribs and vertebrae.

Shortly after the accident, 22-year-old Mitchell McKittrick of Westby was arrested for allegedly driving the UTV.

Both McKittrick and Purvis could appear in Vernon County court on Tuesday.

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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