Clark County highway worker killed in crash
For the Hub City Times
CLARK COUNTY – Clark County authorities are investigating a one-vehicle crash that took place Aug. 8 in the township of Hendren.
“Initial investigation indicates that at about 12 a.m. two Clark County highway workers were sent to a tree that was across CTH G by Mann Road. They arrived there at about 1 a.m. and started to remove the tree. At about 1:18 a.m., one of the workers called 911 and said that a vehicle struck him. When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that a vehicle was traveling south on CTH G and struck the workers and tree,” a release from Clark County Chief Deputy James Hirsch said.
“The caller was transported to the hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. The other highway worker died at the scene of the crash.
The operator of the vehicle, Cory D. Neumueller, 28, was arrested for causing injury and homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and was placed in the Clark County Jail.
“Speed and vehicle operator impairment appear to be factors in the accident,” the release added.
The Greenwood Area Ambulance &Fire Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Clark County Sheriff & Coroner’s offices responded to the scene.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County Coroner Richard Schleifer is continuing the investigation into the crash with members of the Wisconsin State Patrol.