Tomah teenager critically injured
A Tomah teenager was critically injured as a result of a one-vehicle accident on a cranberry marsh. Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said, “Late Thursday afternoon about 5pm 17-year old Victor Pennington was a passenger in a pickup truck traveling on a private cranberry marsh located near the intersection of Copper Road and Exodus Avenue in the Town of Byron. The driver of the 2002 Chevy Silverado, 17-year old Brandon Gebhardt of Warrens, was traveling on the marsh looking for a fishing hole. He did not realize the trail had turned and Gebhardt went straight striking a deep ditch. Gebhardt, Pennington and two other passengers, 17-year old Ashley Tanner of Oakdale and 17-year old Naomi Hatfield of Tomah, were not wearing their seatbelts. Pennington and Hatfield were able to exit the pickup and walk to a trailer house on Exodus Avenue. They were transported by Tomah Ambulance to Tomah Memorial Hospital. Pennington was later transferred to a La Crosse hospital with critical injuries. Gebhardt and Tanner were transported by private vehicle to Tomah Memorial Hospital.”
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