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updated 9:01 PM UTC, Mar 23, 2017

Man Ejected From Truck Bed in Monroe County

  • Written by Monroe County Sheriff's Department
  • Published in News

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 4:32 P.M. reporting that a male subject had fallen out of a moving truck on Jancing Avenue, just west of Jamboree Road, in Leon Township.

Gabriel C. Woodhouse, (18) of Sparta, was operating a 1992 Dodge Dakota Westbound on Jancing Avenue with three passengers. Dakota C. Holliday (18) of Sparta was seated next to Woodhouse. Austin J. Zwiefel (18) and a juvenile male, both of Sparta, were standing in the bed of the truck. The vehicle operated by Woodhouse left the roadway and entered the ditch. The vehicle then re-entered the roadway, causing Zwiefel to be ejected from the bed of the truck. Zwiefel sustained possible life-threatening head injuries and was transported to Sparta Mayo Hospital by Sparta Area Ambulance Service. Subsequently, Zwiefel was flown by MedLink Air to Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the Monroe County 911 Communications Center, Sparta Area Ambulance Service and MedLink Air. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office 112 S. Court Street Room 500 Sparta, Wisconsin 54656 Phone (608) 269-2117 Scott E. Perkins, Sheriff Robert J. Conroy, Chief Deputy
The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

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