Lafayette County Crash Kills Three
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Sep 20, 2010 in Car Accidents
A two vehicle crash on Highway 11 in Lafayette County took the lives of two people and injured five others.
According to the Sheriff's Office, a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer on Highway 11 crossed the center line and collided head-on with a four-door sedan shortly after 2 a.m.
Richard J. Christen, 67, of Monroe, the driver of the car; Carol A. Wenger, 70, of Monroe; and Kathryn D. Olin, 65, of Brodhead were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck, Travis Kirschbaum, 20, of Glen Haven, and its three passengers: Neil R. Kirschbaum, 45, of Glen Haven; Ethan L. Koch, 21, of Cassville; and Joshua N. Kuenster, 19, of Glen Haven, were taken to Monroe Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A third passenger in the eastbound car, Richard Olin, 67, of Brodhead, also was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.