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SUV cause of military envoy crash
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A vehicle crossed the centerline and headed into the path of a military convoy on Highway 61 causing an accident near James Drive in Clayton Township last Sunday morning, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

Three people were injured and two vehicles were heavily damaged after a sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline causing a vehicle in a military convoy to lose control while avoiding the collision and crash into another vehicle.

The northbound dark colored SUV crossed the centerline causing a southbound Army Humvee operated by Aisha Durst of Platteville to go out control, the sheriff’s department reported. After pulling to the right to avoid a collision, Durst lost control of the Humvee on the shoulder and crossed back through the southbound lane striking a northbound 2011 Chevy pickup. The truck, owned by Town & Country Sanitation, was operated by the company’s owner, Doug Enke of Gays Mills.

The dark colored SUV did not stop following the accident.

Durst, her passenger and Enke were transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Enke's passenger refused treatment.

Both vehicles had heavy damage and were towed from the scene.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the Soldiers Grove Fire Department, North Crawford EMS, Town of Scott First Responders, Digger Don's Towing, and the U.S. Army.

The accident remains under investigation.