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Three injured in two separate crashes in Vernon Co. Sunday


VERNON COUNTY, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Two teenagers were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Sunday morning in the Town of Genoa.

According to the Vernon County Sheriff's office, a 17-year old male was driving a car heading west on Highway 56 at approximately 3:50 a.m. when he lost control. The vehicle left the roadway, flipped over and came to rest in a ditch.

A 15-year old passenger who sustained non-life threatening injuries was taken to a La Crosse hospital. He's since been treated and released.

Also injured in the rollover crash was a 16-year old passenger. A news release from the Vernon County Sheriff's department indicates that passenger "sustained minor injuries and did not seek medical treatment at the time of the crash."

The Vernon County Sheriff's office is still investigating the crash.

Also still under investigation is a single motorcycle crash in the Town of Hillsboro.

Police say 29-year old Keith Gates, of Kendall, was driving the bike westbound on County Road F and lost control rounding a curve.

Gates was thrown off the motorcycle and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to a Hillsboro hospital.

Gates was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, which the sheriff's office says occurred at approximately 3:17 p.m.

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