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Multiple people injured in two crashes on U.S. 151 Saturday

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IOWA COUNTY (WKOW) – Two separate crashes resulted in multiple injures Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 151.

According to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, the first crash was a one-vehicle rollover on the highway near Dodgeville. Witnesses say the vehicle was traveling at the posted speed limit when one of the tires blew out at about 1:18 p.m. That caused the vehicle to roll; it eventually came to rest on the outside northbound land.

There were four people – three adults and a child – from Dubuque, Iowa in the vehicle. Officials say the unrestrained driver, Curtis Gillenwater, 35, and the child, 6, had to be extricated from the vehicle. The unrestrained front seat passenger, Jennifer Culver, 32, was thrown from the vehicle and the fourth person in the vehicle, Travis Jones, 32, was a backseat passenger.

Three of the passengers were taken by ambulance to Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. The front seat passenger, Culver, was later air lifted by UW Med Flight from Upland Hills Health. The driver, Gillenwater, was airlifted by UW Med Flight from the scene. All occupants had non-life threatening injuries.

While emergency crews were at the rollover crash, a second crash involving two vehicles happened at 1:39 p.m. in the south lanes of the highway, perpendicular to the rollover. All people in the second crash were taken to Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville with minor injuries.

Traffic on the highway was reopened at 2:20 p.m. Both crashes remain under investigation.

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