On Oct. 17 at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 18 north of Selch Road in the township of Bridgeport.
Erica L. Fassbinder, 17, Prairie du Chien, was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 18 in the right lane. William L. Herreid Jr., 61, Prairie du Chien, was operating a 2005 Volvo semi-truck on Highway 18 in the left lane. Fassbinder attempted to make a lane change and sideswiped the Herreid vehicle. Fassbinder had two passengers in the vehicle, Joleen F. Thornton, 16, and Larry S. Cresson, 18, both of Prairie du Chien. Thornton was transported to Crossing Rivers Health for injuries sustained in the crash.
Herreid’s semi-truck sustained minor damage and the Fassbinder vehicle sustained severe damage from the crash. Fassbinder was cited for unsafe lane deviation.