Vernon County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man Saturday afternoon after he ran away from an accident on Friday.
Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 25-year-old Lamine Z. Rondeau-Rieder, of rural Viroqua, was heading eastbound on County Road K, near Kreibich Lane when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Michael J. Hagmann, of rural Stoddard, around 12:30 p.m. in the town of Hamburg.
Hagmann’s vehicle left the roadway and landed in a ditch near a private driveway. Rondeau-Rieder’s vehicle also left the roadway and came to a rest in the lawn of a private residence.
Airbags deployed in both vehicles. Hagmann sustained minor injuries, but declined medical transport. Hagmann’s passenger, 24-year-old Kimberly C. Wuensch of La Crosse, was not injured. Hagmann and Wuensch were both wearing their seat belts.
Rondeau-Rieder ran from the scene and was located on Satruday. Sheriff Spears said Rondeau-Rieder told deputies he swerved to miss a deer. He said he was wearing his seat belt. Rondeau-Rieder reported minor injuries but did not seek medical attention.
Coon Valley Fire Department, Coon Valley First Responders, Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department, and Tri-State Ambulance assisted Vernon County at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.