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UPDATE: Two injuries reported in rollover accident near Stoughton

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STOUGHTON (WKOW) -- The crash on I-39 at County Highway W near Stoughton Tuesday morning involved two vehicles.

Assisting the Wisconsin State Patrol were Cambridge Fire Department and UW Med-Flight. 

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., a 2000 Ford Explorer was in the left lane passing a semi truck.  The truck driver activated his left turn signal in anticipation of changing lanes after the Explorer completed the pass.

The driver of the Explorer, 72-year-old Carol McKinnan of Missouri, reacted by swerving left onto the gravel shoulder.  She lost control of the vehicle, rotated back to the right and struck the semi.  After striking the semi, her vehicle rotated counter-clockwise into the grass median.  The Explorer overturned one time, coming to rest on the wheels. 

McKinnan was flown to UW Hospital.  Her 52-year-old passenger, Marilyn Spletter of Illinois, was taken via Cambridge area EMS to UW Hospital.  Both McKinnan and Spletter suffered non-life threatening injuries.

40-year-old Chad Hufstedler of New Richmond, and driver of the semi, was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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STOUGHTON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol was called to a one vehicle rollover shortly after 11:30 Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on southbound I-39/90 and County Highway W near Stoughton. 

Sgt. Ryan Chaffee with WSP says the left lane was shut down so emergency vehicles could get through.  Med Flight was also called to the scene and transported one person. 

At this time, we have no confirmation on the number of occupants in the vehicle. 

Sgt. Chaffee says traffic was backed up approximately five miles, for just over an hour, and is currently moving at highway speeds.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

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