NEW INFORMATION: Alcohol a factor in buggy crash in Chippewa Co.

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BLOOMER, Wis (WEAU)--Chippewa County Sheriff's Department responded to a car versus buggy crash on CTH SS near 207th Avenue just after 7:00pm Friday night.

Deputies say they arrested Rita Haidinger of Eau Claire for causing injury while operating under the influence.

Deputies say Haidinger was traveling north on CTH SS when she crossed the centerline and hit the buggy.

The driver of the buggy and two passengers were injured and taken to a hospital. Their conditions are unknown.


WEAU (Bloomer) - Deputies say a vehicle and Amish buggy crashed, causing injuries. There's no word on how many people were hurt or what caused the crash.

It happened around 7 p.m. on Highway SS and Highway 64 near Bloomer.

Deputies say the scene is clear as of 8 p.m. We hope to learn more information about what led up to the crash, but investigators had limited information to release Friday night.