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Alcohol a factor in weekend crash
Hillsboro man is one of two hospitalized with non-life- threatening injuries
michael antill accident
Two men, including one from Hillsboro, were injured in a one vehicle crash on Hwy. 80 near the city July 26. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office reports alcohol was a factor. - photo by Vernon County Sheriffs Office photo

A Hillsboro man was one of two men hospitalized late July 26 following a single-vehicle crash in Greenwood township, south of the city.

According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office in Viroqua, at approximately 8:50 p.m., Michael Antill, 24, was driving south on Hwy.  80, just north of Beaver Creek Drive, when he lost control, went off the road, and crossed back into the northbound lane.

A passenger in Antill’s vehicle, 30-year-old Michael Hoeppner of Sullivan, near Milwaukee, was ejected as the vehicle then rolled multiple times.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Antill’s vehicle landed upright in the eastbound ditch.

Both Antill and Hoeppner were taken to Gundersen-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro. Antill was treated and released, while Hoeppner was later taken to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, where he is  being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

According to the report, Antill was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, while it appears Hoeppner was not.
Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says alcohol was a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

The Hillsboro police and fire departments, as well as Hillsboro ambulance and the Wisconsin State Patrol, assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene.