Weekend crash puts two Waterloo residents in hospital - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Weekend crash puts two Waterloo residents in hospital


TOWN OF YORK (WKOW) -- Two Waterloo residents were injured in a single vehicle crash that shut down a highway for several hours Saturday night in the town of York.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says 79-year-old Gerald Turley failed to negotiate a curve while driving southbound on State Highway 37 around 5:45 p.m. Saturday. The car ended up leaving the roadway and hit a tree.

Turley and his passenger, 70-year-old Karen Turley had to be extricated from the vehicle. Gerald Turley was transported to UW Hospital by Med Flight with life-threatening injuries. His condition was upgraded on Monday morning.

Karen Turley was transported to UW Hospital by Marshall EMS with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Gerald Turley is facing a tentative charge for Operating While Intoxicated, Causing Injury. He was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.