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UPDATE: Five injured in Friday crash, driver arrested for suspected drunk driving


Pepin County Sheriff's Department (Press Release) - At 1:40 PM on Friday June 21, 2013 a crash occurred on Co. Hwy H at Albany D in PEPIN County near DURAND.

Assisting agencies included Pepin Co. Sheriff's Dept., Buffalo Co. Sheriff's Dept., Mondovi
Ambulance, Durand Ambulance, and Rock Creek Fire Dept.. The crash involved 5 injuries.

The details of the crash are as follows:
On 6/21/13 at approx. 1:40PM State Patrol Troopers responded to a one vehicle roll-over on Co. Hwy H near Albany D in Pepin County. The vehicle contained six (6) occupants, three of which were children. Five total occupants were transported to medical facilities with various injuries.

The vehicle driven by William J. Crowley Jr, 31 year old from Mondovi, was south bound on Co.
Hwy H when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled. All occupants were properly restrained including the 3 children in the rear seat, restrained with car-seats.

In addition to the driver, other occupants include Veronica Fitzgerald - age 26, Ryan Meier - age 22, Macy Fitzgerald - age 2, Violet Fitzgerald - age 6, and Journi Crowley - age 1, all from Mondovi.

William Crowley was arrested and faces multiple charges of causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle after revocation. He was also cited for operating too fast for conditions and operating with no vehicle insurance.


Pepin County (WQOW) - Five people are taken to the hospital after a crash Friday afternoon near Rock Falls.

Pepin County sheriff's deputies say three adults and three kids were in the car that crashed and rolled. One passenger was airlifted to the hospital, the rest were taken by ambulance. Deputies say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. 

Deputies say the driver took a curve too fast and crashed into the ditch and a fence.  

"We believe that the driver was suspected of being under the influence, and he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle causing injury," says Chief Deputy Craig Balow of the Pepin County Sheriffs Department.

He was also arrested for operating after revocation.

The crash happened along County Highway H, about two miles south of Rock Falls.

Assisting agencies included Pepin Co. Sheriff's Dept., Buffalo Co. Sheriff's Dept., Mondovi Ambulance, Durand Ambulance, and Rock Creek Fire Dept.

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