Woman to be cited for inattentive driving in crash that injured her, two young children

TOWN OF BROOKLYN, Wis. - A McFarland woman will be cited for inattentive driving after a crash that injured her and two children Friday in the town of Brooklyn, the Green County Sheriff's Office said.

Officials said in a news release that emergency crews were called to the W1600 block of Mortenson Road at 3:46 p.m. for a one-vehicle crash with injuries. An investigation found the driver, Ashley N. Ring, 30, was using a GPS on her cellphone while driving east on Mortenson Road when she hit the shoulder and a traffic sign before crashing into a guard rail.

Ring suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, the release said. A 6-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

All three were wearing seat belts or child restraints, the release said.

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