Separate accidents in Vernon County leave two injured

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The Vernon County Sheriff says 18-year-old Colton Fox was traveling south on State Highway 27 Friday just before noon.

According to the incident report, Fox was adjusting the radio when he drifted into the northbound lane. Fox over-corrected, crossed the center line, entered the ditch and hit a tree. He was trapped in the car, but was later removed by the Viroqua Fire Department.

Fox was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and then airlifted to a different hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

Another accident in Vernon County left one man injured.

 The roll-over in the Town of Webster happened on Friday.

According to the Vernon County Sheriff, 40-year-old Cory Simonson was driving a Southwest Sanitation truck Friday morning on West Salem Ridge Road just before noon, when he lost control while going around a curve.

The truck then overturned in the middle of the road. Simonson was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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