Driver claims brakes failed in Vernon County crash

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) - A Wonewoc man struck a building near Viroqua Wednesday afternoon after he said the brakes failed on the car he was driving.

According to Vernon County Sheriff John Spears, the accident happened around 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of State Highways 82 and 56 east of Viroqua.

Donald R. Sorenson, 65, said his brakes failed as he entered the intersection. His car left the roadway and crashed into Sheldon Auto Wrecking company. Passengers in the vehicle include Beverly Sorenson, 75, Jessica foster, 27, and Gary Nichols, 41 all of Hillsboro. 

All occupants sustained minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The accident is under investigation.

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