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Sen. Vinehout was not wearing seatbelt at time of crash

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol says Democratic state Senator Kathleen Vinehout was not wearing a seatbelt during a crash last month, in which she severely injured her arm and sidelined her potential run for governor.

The State Patrol report states Vinehout was in the backseat of her 2008 Toyota Avalon December 8, during a heavy snowfall, when the crash took place on I-94 in Racine County.

Vinehout needed reconstructive surgery and is recovering at home.  

Senator Vinehout had been considering a run for governor.  Mary Burke, the former executive at Trek Bicycle Corp.,  is the only announced Democratic candidate to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker.

Vinehout was not cited in the accident.

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