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76-year-old man from Liberty Pole injured in a rollover crash on Saturday

VIROQUA, Wis. – The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a 76-year-old man from Liberty Pole was injured in a rollover crash on State Highway 27 on Saturday.

According to a Sheriff’s report at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center was notified of a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 27 near County Road J in rural Viroqua, Wis., in the town of Franklin. Milan Gilman, 76, of Liberty Pole was traveling north on Highway 27 when he lost control on the gravel shoulder in the construction zone. The Gilman vehicle struck a driveway, went airborne through the ditch, struck a fence, overturned, and came to rest upright.

The Virqoua Fire Department worked quickly to contain a gas leak and secure the scene for emergency personnel. Gilman was stabilized by the Viroqua Emergency Responders and transported to Vernon Memorial Healthcare by Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance. Gilman was later transferred to Gundersen Health System, in La Crosse, Wis.

Gilman was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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