22-year-old pulled from vehicle submerged in water after crash

Speed, alcohol appear to be factors in crash, officials say
22-year-old pulled from vehicle submerged in water after crash

A 22-year-old was transported by Med Flight from a single-vehicle rollover crash where the vehicle ended up upside down and partially submerged in water Monday, Sauk County officials said.

Around 8:37 a.m. Sauk County sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on County Road U about 1.3 miles north of Fairfield Road in the town of Fairfield, according to a release.

The vehicle was upside down and partially submerged in a drainage ditch when deputies arrived, officials said. Firefighters and paramedics found the driver, Reed D. Glover, 22, of Menomonie, inside the vehicle.

Crews used a winch and cable hooked up to a fire rescue vehicle to turn the vehicle back over and stabilize it, according to the release. Glover was taken out of the vehicle and transported to St. Clare Hospital and then transferred to UW Hospital by Med Flight.

Investigators determined Glover was going south on County Road UY in his 2001 Volvo when he failed to negotiate a sharp curve. The vehicle went off the road, hit the drainage ditch and overturned into the water.

Glover has been charged with failure to maintain control and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, officials said.

According to the release, speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, and it is not known of Glover was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

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