Four teens injured in Monroe County crash

Published On: Feb 01 2013 10:58:51 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 04:25:00 AM CST

Monroe County authorities say four teenagers were injured in a crash that happened on private property Thursday afternoon.

The Monroe County dispatch center received a 911 call just before 5:00 p.m. about a motor vehicle crash that happened on a cranberry marsh.  The marsh is near the intersection of Copper Road and Exodus Avenue in the town of Byron.

Four 17-year-olds were in a pick-up truck looking for a fishing hole, when they missed a turn and went into a deep ditch.  The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says nobody in the vehicle was wearing a seat-belt.

Two of the teens were able to get out of the truck and walk to a nearby home.  They were taken by ambulance to Tomah Memorial Hospital.  One of them was later taken to a La Crosse hospital with critical injuries.

A private party picked-up the driver and the other passenger, and took them to Tomah Memorial Hospital where they were treated.

The Wisconsin State Patrol, Oakdale First Responders, Tomah Area Ambulance Service, and the Monroe County 911 Communication Center assisted the Monroe County Sheriff's Department at the scene.