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UPDATE: Names released in Rusk County rollover

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Press Release from the Wisconsin State Patrol: On Wednesday March 20, 2013 a crash occurred on US 8 EB at USH 8 near Stark Rd in RUSK County near TONY.

The crash involved 1 injury.

The details of the crash are as follows:

On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 in the afternoon, the Wisconsin State Patrol and Rusk County Sheriffs Department responded to a single vehicle injury crash on USH 8 east of Stark Rd. in Rusk County, Town of Dewey.

Theodore J. Dety, 16, currently of Hawkins was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am eastbound on USH 8. He became distracted while attempting to light a cigarette and talking to other passengers. The vehicle left the roadway and traveled into the ditch and then rolled over coming to rest on its roof. The driver and a front seat passenger, Desiree N. Reeves, 16, of Tony were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. A rear seat passenger, Marissa H. Slattery, 17, of Ladysmith was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

All three occupants were transported to Rusk County Memorial Hospital for observation. The female rear seat passenger was later airlifted to a different hospital with unknown injuries.

Assisting agencies included Rusk County Sheriff's Dept., Ladysmith Fire Dept., Ladysmith Ambulance, and Hawkins Ambulance.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Parties Involved:

Driver: Doty, Theodore J
16 Year Old Male From Hawkins, WI
Injuries: None
Transported To: RCMH
Seatbelt Use: Yes
Enforcement Action: Yes

Passenger: Reeves, Desiree N
16 Year Old Female From Tony, WI
Injuries: None
Transported To: RCMH
Seatbelt Use: Yes
Alcohol Use: No

Passenger: Slattery, Marissa H
17 Year Old Female From Ladysmith, WI
Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: RCMH
Seatbelt Use: No
Alcohol Use: No
Enforcement Action: Yes

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