On 01/18/19 Richland County Dispatch received the report of a 2 vehicle crash on County Hwy N just east of the city of Richland Center. Law Enforcement as well as Fire and EMS responded to the scene.
The driver of the full sized van, identified as Jaron Neunschwander-Luebke age 26 of Richland Center, was westbound on County Hwy N when he lost control of his vehicle negotiating a down hill curve and crossed the center line into the path of an eastbound Dodge mini van, operated by 39 yr old Scott Coppernoll of Richland Center. The vehicles collided head on with the Ford van coming to rest on the north edge of the highway and the mini van resting in the south ditch.
Scott Coppernoll, his 37 year old wife Kelly Coppernoll and their four children were injured in the crash, as was the other operator, Jaron Neunschwander-Luebke. Scott and Kelly Coppernoll were trapped in the wreckage and were extricated by the Richland Center Fire Department’s Jaws of Life. All injured parties were transported to the Richland Hospital by Richland County EMS and Baraboo EMS. Jaron Neunschwander-Luebke and the four juveniles were treated and released. Scott and Kelly Coppernoll were transported by Baraboo EMS to UW Hospital in Madison where they are listed in stable condition.
Jaron Neunschwander-Luebke was arrested and charged with operating while revoked causing great bodily harm. The charges are being referred to the Richland County District Attorneys Office. The incident remains under investigation.
WHEN: 01-18-19 TIME of Incident: 2:35PM Location: County Hwy N just east of Richland Center
Jaron Neunschwander-Luebke, 26 of Richland Center
Scott Coppernoll, 39 of Richland Center
Kelly Coppernoll, 37 of Richland Center
Other Agencies Involved:
Richland County EMS
Richland Center Fire Department
Richland Center Police Department
Richland County District Attorneys Office