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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Rollover Crash

March 30, 2009
Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142 Email:
Sheriff's Office

A rollover crash in the town of Deerfield resulted in Highway 12/18 being shut down for approximately two hours this morning. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the crash at 8:40 am. A 1998 Jeep driven by Alex S. Champagne, age 16 of Cottage Grove, lost its front wheel as he was traveling eastbound on Highway 12/18. A 2002 Isuzu Axiom traveling westbound swerved to miss the wheel, causing the driver, Joanne M. Barrow, age 47 of Fort Atkinson, to lose control. The Isuzu rolled over and eventually came to rest in the eastbound lane of the highway. Joanne Barrow and her passenger, 16-year-old Ellery L. Barrow (daughter), were transported to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Champagne was not injured in the incident. All parties were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. ###