Vernon County, WI - January 26, 2017 - Kristine Santi of Ontario was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of County Road F / Hynek Road, Town of Hillsboro. Santi was attempting to turn left.
A second vehicle operated by Roger Sterba, Hillsboro, was traveling eastbound, came over the hill, and noticed the Santi vehicle was stopped at the stop sign. Sterba began to slow down and attempted to stop, but due to the snow and slush covered roads, struck the Santi vehicle in the rear.
The Santi vehicle crossed the westbound lane, struck a tree, and traveled over an embankment. Sterba refused medical treatment, but was later taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Santi was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Hillsboro EMS with non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts. (Photo courtesy of Vernon co. Sheriff’s Office)