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Highway 12 bypass crash injures five

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Mike Heine
November 2, 2007
— A three-vehicle crash on the Highway 12 bypass at 6:27 p.m. Halloween night sent a 16-month-old boy to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee and injured four others.

According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department:


Brandi L. Goessling, 29, Whitewater, was westbound on Highway 12 and attempted to turn left onto Walworth Street.


Her Ford Expedition was struck broadside on the passenger side by a privately owned bus carrying two men. The sport utility vehicle was pushed eastbound into a Ford truck waiting at the intersection, carrying a man and a 16-year-old boy.


Goessling’s children, Rudy, L. Goessling, 3, and Hank, D. Goessling, 16 months, were properly restrained in the vehicle. Brandi Goessling was not wearing a seatbelt.


Brandi and Rudy were transported to Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson and released.


Hank Goessling was transported to Children’s Hospital, but his condition is unknown.


The men in the bus, Darrin J. Heap, 61, Eaton, Minn., and James D. Cox, 58, unknown address, were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The bus was owned by Michels Pipeline Company.


The truck passengers, Jeffrey S. Newman, 40, and Matthew S. Newman, 16, both of Whitewater, were uninjured.


Brandi Goessling is expected to be ticketed for failing to yield the right-of-way while turning left.



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