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Sheriff’s Office responds to crashes in the county

A Ramona man was injured in a two-vehicle crash northwest of Madison on Monday morning.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports that the crash happened around 7:30 Monday morning on 225th Street, near the intersection with 452nd Avenue.  Sheriff Tim Walburg said that 48-year-old Benjamin Bryan of Ramona was driving a 1997 Honda Accord east on 225th Street and struck the rear of a road grader owned by Lake County and driven by 59-year-old Tim Tolley of Ramona.  Walburg said Bryan’s vehicle was listed as a total loss.  He said that Bryan was driving with cruise control set at 55-miles-per hour when he noticed something ahead of him and began to slow down, then struck the rear end of the road grader.  Tolley was in the process of clearing snow from the roadway when the crash occurred.  Bryan was transported to Madison Regional Health for minor injuries, and was cited for Careless Driving as a result of the crash. 

 

Sheriff Walburg also reported that the Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash on 233A Street at it’s intersection with 456th Avenue on Friday night just before 6:30.  During the crash investigation, the Sheriff’s Office determined that the vehicle was traveling east on the street at 40-miles-per-hour approaching 456th Avenue, when the driver went to take the corner and lost control, rolling into the east ditch.  The driver and six others were in the vehicle and all were juveniles, so no names will be released.  Walburg said that the ambulance was called to the scene to check on the occupants due to the nature of the crash.  The driver was cited for Reckless Driving and No Driver’s License.  The vehicle was towed away from the scene and the crash investigation continues.

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