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Woman, 2 girls hurt in Green Co. crash

Icy roads a factor in 2-vehicle accident, sheriff says

SYLVESTER, Wis. - Icy roads were a factor in causing a crash in Green County that injured a Michigan woman and two girls.

The Green County Sheriff's Department said Tracy Schollmeyer, 50, of Hudsonville, Mich., lost control on Highway 11 and collided with a semi. The car spun into the ditch. 

The semi, driven by Paul Fantene, 60, of O Fallon, Ill., went off the roadway into the opposite ditch and struck a road sign before stopping, according to the report. 

Schollmeyer was taken to the Monroe ER for injuries. She was wearing her seat belt and her airbag did deploy, officials said.

Two passengers in the car, Sophie Schollmeyer, 13, and Isabella Schollmeyer, 10, were also injured and taken to Monroe ER. Sophie Schollmeyer was wearing her seat belt and an airbag did deploy, but the report did not indicate safety measures related to Isabella Schollmeyer.

Officials said Fantene was injured but refused medical treatment.

Ice-covered roadways were a contributing factor in the crash, the sheriff's department said. The crash remains under investigation. A portion of Highway 11 was down to one lane for about four hours.

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