On September 10th, 2021, at approximately 8:21 PM the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a rollover accident that took place at the intersection of Morning Star Road and Twin Valley Road in the township of Union. Upon arrival it was discovered the two male occupants, James M. Hall, age 50 from La Farge and Dylan B. Miller, age 27, of West Salem were ejected from the vehicle. James Hall was pronounced deceased on scene by medical staff while the other was transported to St. Josephs Hospital in Hillsboro with serious injuries. Assisting the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office was the Lafarge Fire Department, Lafarge Area Ambulance, Gundersen Air, and the Viola Police Department.

The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Coroner’s Office and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.