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Press Releases November 2013
Date: November 17, 2013
Subject: Severe Weather in Washington County
Authority: Lt. Bruce Theusch
On November 17th, 2013 at approximately 10:34 am severe weather moved through the north end of Washington County resulting in widespread damage. The area’s most effected were in the Town of Addison (Allenton area) and the Town of Farmington.
A residence on Elm St in Allenton lost a portion of its roof.
Two farms in the Town of Farmington suffered severe damage one located on State Road 28 and the other on Wescott Road.
The farm on State Road 28 lost a portion of its roof and suffered damage to nearly all of its outbuildings. One cow was fatally injured.
The farm on Wescott Road had a silo collapse on a barn that held cattle. Recovery efforts remain underway; however it is belief that 10-15 cows were killed at the time of the collapse.
At this time there has not been a determination on whether or not the damage was caused by straight line winds or a tornado.
Numerous residences in the area remain without power.
Date: November 16, 2013
Subject: Motor Vehicle Accident # 13-37763
Authority: Lt. Robert Stuesser
On November 16, 2013 at 6:43 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash, with injuries, at the intersection of USH 45 and CTH H(east) in the Town of Kewaskum. Sheriff’s Deputies and personnel from the Kewaskum Police and Fire Departments were subsequently dispatched to the scene. Shortly after their arrival, West Bend Rescue was also requested to assist at the scene.
The investigation revealed that an automobile, operated by a 20 year old Sheboygan County man, was southbound on USH 45 attempting to turn eastbound on CTH H. In the process of turning, the automobile failed to yield the right of way to a northbound pickup truck, operated by a 38 year old City of West Bend man, and was struck. Each vehicle was also occupied by a front seat passenger. Both drivers and the passenger of the automobile were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Town of Polk. Their injuries appear serious, but are not believed to be life threatening.
The northbound lanes of USH 45 and the westbound lane of CTH H were closed in the area of the crash for approximately 65 minutes to facilitate rescue, investigative, and clean-up efforts.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, and the accident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Date: November 5, 2013
Case: Boltonville Mill Pond - 13-36336
Authority: Sgt. Tim Kemps
On 11/5/13 at around 2:45 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car submerged in the Boltonville Mill Pond in the Town of Farmington. The caller was a fisherman who had been at the pond for over an hour. He was casting from shore and got his line stuck on an object that upon further examination appeared to be a car. The car was approximately 15 yards off shore completely submerged underwater.
The Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Dive Team responded to the scene. The vehicle and area were searched by divers and no victims were located. The vehicle was removed from the Pond.
This case remains under investigation however, it is believed that the car was accidentally driven into the pond sometime in the early morning hours of November 1st where it remained unreported until today. The driver of the car was able to escape the vehicle and swim to shore safely. The driver then left the area without reporting the incident to authorities.