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ATV crash lands two in Pecatonica River
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    The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, along with Darlington Fire Department and Rural Medical Ambulance responded to a report of an ATV crash on the Cheese Country Trail in Gratiot Township on Wednesday, July 2 at 11:04 a.m. that landed both the ATV and two riders in the Pecatonica River, said a press release from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.
    Martin Lois, 65, of Burlington, had been operating the ATV with Joan Lois, 59, Burlington, as a passenger, when Martin lost control of the ATV, which then continued off the trail and into the Pecatonica River along with both riders, said the sheriff’s department.
    According to the press release, both riders were transported to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County for treatment. The Darlington Police Department also assisted at the scene of the accident.