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A 23 year old area man is dead after a weekend crash in the town of Bangor near Rockland Saturday morning.
23 year old Tyler Elsen of Virginia, Minnesota, originally from Sparta, was driving a truck Saturday when he swerved from the west side of the road to the east side of the road. The truck went into a ditch, jumped a creek, and struck a tree, which ejected Elsen from the truck. La Crosse County Medical Examiner Tim Candahl said he doesn't know what caused Elsen to swerve across the road. Elsen died at the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
A deadly weekend in Monroe County. Cops say one person was killed and two were seriously injured after a multi car accident east of Tomah, early Saturday afternoon.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department said 77 year old Roger Beyer from Buffalo Minnesota was driving west on Highway 21 when he crossed over the center line and struck an SUV head on that was being driven by 30 year Michael Abts of La Crosse. 58 year old Daniel Abts from La Crosse, driving a truck and pulling a travel trailer, was able to avoid the car, but was forced off the road into a ditch.
Beyer died at the scene. First responders took his 10 year-old passenger to Tomah Memorial Hospital then transferred the child to Gundersen Health System in critical condition. Michael Abts was flown to Gundersen and remains in serious condition.
The crash is under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office.
Police from the Vernon County Sheriff's Department along with the Department of Criminal Investigation, and the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group raided two homes in Hillsboro Thursday around 11 a.m. As a result, four people are in jail and eight children are safe after they were rescued from a suspected meth making operation.
After months of investigating, Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says the bust is a big dea, finally busted two separate active meth labs. In both houses cops found red phosphorous meth, that can produce deadly gas. Along with the drug labs, police arrested two women, one at each house, and later arrested a man believed to be involved in Reedsburg. Officers also arrested an 18 year old woman, the daughter of two of the other suspects.
Names and charges of those arrested won't be released until today.
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A La Crosse County judge, Wednesday issued a warrant for Brian Thomson, a former La Crosse cop convicted of stealing drugs from an evidence room, after he tested positive for alcohol on Sunday. He was booked into the La Crosse County Jail about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The former lieutenant was sentenced by a Monroe County judge to three months in jail and three months on electronic detention. Thomson weas ordered Wednesday to serve the remaining jail time, behind bars.
The 44 year old Thomson pleaded guilty in La Crosse County late last year to stealing fake prescription pills from the P.D. after La Crosse investigators set up a sting and caught him. Investigators believe Thomson illegally opened about 60 packages of drugs seized and used them while working.