At 1:21 pm a 911 call came in to the Richland County Communications Center for a 2 vehicle crash on US HWY 14 at Peebles Drive. Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Richland Center Police Department, Richland County EMS and Richland Fire responded to the scene.
A 2004 Ford pickup operated by 54 year old Michael D. Rynes of Richland Center was traveling west on US HWY 14 when a 2005 Chevy pickup operated by 87 Year old Willard Jindrick of rural Hillsboro entered onto Hwy 14 from the Ash Creek Plumbing & Heating driveway to go Westbound. The Jindrick vehicle entered on Hwy 14 at a rapid rate, into the path of the Rynes vehicle, making a collision unavoidable. The Rynes truck came to rest in the intersection, while the Jindrick truck continued off the road into the grass just west of Peebles drive. Willard Jindrick was ejected from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries, he was not wearing a seat belt. Jindrick was transported by Richland County EMS to the Richland Hospital, and later flown by Med-Flight to UW Hospital in Madison where this morning he is listed in critical condition.
The crash remains under investigation.