Medical emergency suspected in Monroe County crash, sheriff says


TOWNSHIP OF JEFFERSON, Wis. — A driver ran over a dog, veered through a yard and crashed into a ditch after suffering a medical emergency on Monday, according to a release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to a home along the 1000 block of Ogden Avenue in the town of Jefferson around 6 p.m.  They determined the driver veered off both sides of the road before coming to rest in the ditch on the north side of the road. A dog was hit during the process, the release said.

Neither alcohol or drug use was suspected. Deputies believe the driver, identified as Leona Dillon, 86, suffered a medical emergency.

She was found non-responsive, but breathing. She was airlifted to a hospital, the release said.