2 teens injured after vehicles crashes into Grant Co. ditch, starts on fire

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:14 PM CDT
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MUSCODA, Wis. (WMTV) - Two teens, ages 15 and 16, were injured Thursday after the 16-year-old driver drove off the roadway and crashed their vehicle into a ditch, authorities say.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 11:30 p.m. of a one-vehicle crash with injuries on County Q East near the intersection of County Road G.

Authorities determined that 16-year-old Aven Junk of Lancaster drove off the roadway at a left hand corner due to fog and unfamiliarity with the area, according to Grant County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle entered a ditch and then hit a mailbox, crossed through a driveway and crashed into a tree.

The driver and 15-year-old passenger exited the vehicle and walked to a nearby house to ask for help.

When deputies arrived, a fire had started in the engine compartment of the vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Junk and her 15-year-old passenger were taken to a hospital in an ambulance with non-life threatening injuries The vehicle was a total loss and was towed, the sheriff’s office added.

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