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Teen involved in crash suspected of OWI

Published On: Nov 04 2013 08:32:38 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 08:39:19 AM CST


A Darlington teenager suffered serious injuries in a crash Saturday night and was also cited on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to State Highway 11 in the town of Gratiot at 11:07 p.m. for a report of a two-vehicle crash. Investigators said Thomas J. Wonders, 62, of Darlington, was traveling west with three passengers from Darlington when his vehicle was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by the 16-year-old.

The 16-year-old was taken to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County for serious injuries and was later taken to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Wonders and his passengers were taken to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County for treatment of minor injuries.

The teen was cited on suspicion of operating while intoxicated and permittee operating a vehicle without an instructor.

Rural Medical Ambulance, Gratiot Fire Department, and Gratiot First Response assisted at the scene.

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