PRESS RELEASE FROM MONROE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a two vehicle crash that resulted in injuries to two parties.
The crash occurred at about 9:23 A.M. on 03-22-14 on St Hwy 131 at Highland Ave in the Township of Tomah.
One of the vehicles involved is a 1996 Pontiac Grand AM, driven by Bret A. Martyniuk (age 28, of Tomah WI). The other vehicle is a 1998 Saturn, driven by Jon H. Wagner (age 55 of Tomah WI).
Mr. Wagner was traveling westbound on Highland Ave and was going to continue westbound onto Heritage Ave (after crossing St Hwy 131). Mr. Martyniuk was travelling southbound on St Hwy 131. Mr. Wagner had a stop sign for his lane of travel.
Mr. Wagner failed to yield the right of way to Mr. Martyniuk’s vehicle when he crossed St Hwy 131. Both vehicles collided (angle collision) in the intersection (on St Hwy 131).
The vehicle that Mr. Wagner was driving received severe damage from the collision and came to rest on St Hwy 131. Mr. Martyniuk’s vehicle also received severe damage from the crash and came to rest in the southwest ditch at the intersection of St Hwy 131 at Heritage Ave. resting on its passenger’s side.
Mr. Wagner was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Mr. Martyniuk was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Mr. Martyniuk received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash and he refused medical treatment at the scene. Mr. Wagner received a serious injury as a result of the crash and was taken to the Tomah Memorial Hospital by the Tomah Area Ambulance Service.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Oakdale Fire Department, the Oakdale First Responders, the Tomah Area Rescue Techs, the Tomah Area Ambulance Service, the Monroe County Dispatch Center and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Ronald D. Rader
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office