Accident on State Hwy 38

Contributed by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office

 A two vehicle accident sends a DeSoto man to the hospital. Late October 31, A Genoa man, 41 year-old Benjamin Smith, was traveling south on State Highway 38, which is south of the Village of Genoa. Smith crossed the center line and struck Paul Johnson’s vehicle. Sheriff John Spears reports that Smith’s vehicle continued on the highway and eventually overturned in the ditch.

Johnson was transported by Tri-State Ambulance to Franciscan Skemp-Mayo in LaCrosse for precautionary reasons. Smith had a laceration to his head and refused medical treatment on scene. Benjamin Smith was later arrested for Operating while Intoxicated 1stoffense. The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

Contributed by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office