Deputy and Passing Motorist Pull Teen From Car Fire

Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 --- 11:54 a.m.

Press Release from the Iowa Co. Sheriff's Office:

On Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:05 a.m., the Iowa County Sheriff's Office received a report of a one vehicle crash on STH 18 at Blue River Rd. in the Town of Eden.

Iowa County Deputy Brad Hill arrived at the scene within one minute of the reported crash, and found the vehicle had overturned several times, and came to a rest in a field. The driver was still inside the vehicle. Deputy Hill and a passing motorist pulled the driver from the vehicle before it became fully engulfed in flames.

The driver, Dakota L. Michek, 18YOA of Rewey, WI, was transported by Montfort EMS to Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, WI and later transported by UW Med Flight to UW Hospital and Trauma Center for injuries received in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Montfort EMS, and Cobb Fire and First Responders.

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