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Two injured, rescued from vehicle after crash in Christiana township
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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reported a one vehicle crash Oct. 26 on East Ridge Road just east of Olerud Road in the Town of Christiana.

A vehicle driven by Lee Barfield, 19 of Westby, was eastbound on East Ridge Road when he was distracted by something inside the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway striking a culvert which caused the vehicle to flip on the passenger side where it came to rest. Passengers Jeanette Butler, 63 and Clark Butler, 63, both of Soldiers Grove, were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by the Westby Fire Department.

Jeanette and Clark Butler were both transported to Gundersen Medical Center with unknown injuries.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Assisting at the scene was Westby Fire Department, Westby First Responders and Tri-State Ambulance Service.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.