Five local teens were injured in a vehicle accident outside Monona just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.
A truck, operated by Dylan Oelke, 17, of McGregor, was headed north on Hickory Avenue, north of 120th Street, when the driver lost control. The report said the vehicle entered the west ditch and vaulted over a field drive before coming to rest on its top.
According to authorities, Oelke and his four passengers—Carl Nagel, 15, of Monona; Vanessa Loera, 15, of Monona; Schylar Nieland, 16, of McGregor; and Tessa Eick, 17, of McGregor—were injured in the incident and transported to Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. Oelke, Nagel, Loera and Nieland were later transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Iowa State Trooper Garry Hahn said. Eick was released from the hospital.
Authorities reported that three of the five individuals were not wearing seat belts.