Coon Valley Woman Killed in Highway 14 Crash
The passenger killed in a car-truck collision in La Crosse yesterday is identified as a 73-year-old woman.
Dorothy Hess of Coon Valley died when a semi crashed into the passenger side of the car she was in on Highway 14. Her husband, Paul Hess, was driving. He apparently tried to avoid hitting another car that pulled onto the highway, and veered into the path of the semi. Paul Hess and a second passenger, 79-year-old Donald Justin of La Crosse, are still in critical condition at a La Crosse hospital. The other car was driven by a 16-year-old from La Crosse, who was not hurt. The State Patrol is reconstructing the crash. No citations have been issued yet.