Baraboo woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

Baraboo woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

A Baraboo woman was injured in a three-vehicle collision in Sauk County Monday, officials said.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report at 5:26 p.m. of a crash on Highway 12 about three-tenths of a mile south of Skillet Creek Road in the town of Baraboo.

According to the report, a 2008 Chevrolet HHR driven by 24-year-old Courtney A. Kluender, was traveling north on Highway 12 when it drifted left of center and struck a southbound 2007 Dodge Ram operated by 16-year-old Joshua M. Pate, of Baraboo. Pate’s truck then went into the ditch where it struck a culvert.  Kluender’s SUV spun out of control and struck a southbound 2012 Ford Focus driven by 20-year-old Theodore T. Munz of Baraboo.

Kluender was taken to St. Clare Hospital by Baraboo Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The passenger in Pate’s truck and two passengers in the Munz’s car didn’t report injuries.

Occupants of all of the vehicles were wearing seat belts, according to the report. Airbags were deployed in Kluender’s SUV and Munz’s car. Alcohol and speed were not factors.

The sheriff’s office said Kluender was cited on suspicion of operating left of center.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Baraboo Fire Department, Baraboo Ambulance and an off-duty Lake Delton police officer. The crash remains under investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.

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