On November 7th, 2018 at 12:16pm, the Richland County Communications Center received a 911 call of a possible semi versus car crash west of Richland Center on US Hwy 14. Sheriff Deputies, along with the Richland Center Police Department, Richland County EMS and Richland Center Fire Department all responded to the scene. As deputies arrived it was determined that a 2013 Toyota, operated by Ann Stoltenow of Westby, was traveling west on US Hwy 14 when a deer appeared from a cornfield in to the roadway. A collision was unavoidable. Stoltenow struck the deer, the animal went airborne and flew behind her vehicle, landing on and breaking the windshield and side mirror of a 2011 Ford pickup operated by Craig Kaiser of Viroqua that was following the Stoltenow vehicle. A passing semi has witnessed the crash and stopped to render aid. Heavy damage was noted to the Stoltenow vehicle, and minor damage to the Kaiser truck. The 2013 Toyota was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.
The incident took place on US Hwy 14, one tenth of a mile east of Vivian’s Lane in Dayton Township.