Head-on crash on Highway 14 injures three

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Gazette staff
Monday, September 23, 2013

TOWN OF BRADFORD—Authorities say a drunken driver was a factor in a head-on collision that injured three people on Highway 14 near the Rock-Walworth county line Saturday night.

Scott Moe, 33, of Janesville, was arrested on a charge of causing great bodily harm by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and cited for operating left of the centerline and driving while intoxicated, first offense, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

The other driver, Michelle Solger, 54, of Twin Lakes, and passenger William Solger, 57, were initially believed to be in stable condition but with possibly life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

Emergency responders worked to extricate all three from— their cars.

William Solger was reported in fair to good condition Sunday at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville. Michelle Solger was transferred from Mercy and could not be located for a condition report.

Moe was treated and released at Mercy.

The accident occurred around 8:42 p.m. just west of County C. It shut down Highway 14 for about two hours.

Responding to the crash were sheriff's deputies from both counties, fire departments from Darien, Clinton and Janesville and Mobile Doctor 1 from Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center.

Initial investigation showed that Moe was driving a Buick Regal west on Highway 14 when the car veered into the eastbound lane, hitting the Solgers' Toyota Corolla, according to the news release.


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