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Two Injured in STH 69 Crash


March 15, 2018

Sue Moen

At 1:11 p.m., Deputies, along with Monticello Fire Department, New Glarus Area EMS, New Glarus Police Department, Green County Highway Department and Green County EMS, were called to the intersection of State Highway 69 and County Highway C, in Mount Pleasant Township, for a two-vehicle crash with injuries reported.  Investigation revealed a vehicle that was stopped at the stop sign on the west side of the intersection for County Highway C failed to yield the right of way to a southbound vehicle on Highway 69. The driver of the vehicle on County Highway C was identified Leland R. Bishop, 37, Beloit.  He was stopped at the stop sign on the west side of County C at Highway 69.  He thought the roadway was clear and started out from the intersection, colliding with the southbound vehicle.  Bishop was wearing a seatbelt and there was no airbag deployment.  He reported no injuries and his vehicle sustained severe damage to the driver's side.  The vehicle he was hauling sustained no damage.  Bishop's vehicle was towed from the scene, via the owner. Ronald L. Nusbaum, 71, Rock Falls, Illinois, was traveling southbound on STH 69 when Bishop pulled out in front of him.  Nusbaum was wearing a seatbelt and reported no injuries at the time.  He was later transported to UW Hospital by New Glarus Area EMS for unknown injuries.  His passenger, identified as Kathleen R. Thomas, 68, Rock Falls, Illinois, was injured in the crash.  She was wearing a seatbelt and there was airbag deployment.  She was transported by UW MedFlight to UW Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Nusbaum's vehicle sustained severe front-end damage and was towed from the scene. The crash remains under investigation and citations are pending. 

Sue Moen


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