Taylor County Law Enforcement
Jorge O. Medina Morales, 36, Abbotsford, was involved in an accident on October 4 at 3:39 p.m. on Hwy 13 in the town of Deer Creek. According to the accident report, Medina Morales stated that he did not know what happened. Witnesses stated the vehicle was southbound on Hwy 13 when the vehicle swerved over the fog line and then swerved into the northbound lane of traffic. Witnesses stated the driver over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled two or three times before coming to a stop. Medina Morales sustained serious injuries and was transported to Aspirus Medford Hospital for medical treatment. The vehicle sustained disabling damage to the right front corner and top. Failure to control by Medina Morales was listed in the report as a factor in the accident. He was issued citations for operating without a valid license, failure to keep vehicle under control and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
Perry A. Arndt, 71, Medford, was involved in an accident on October 7 at 9:50 p.m. on CTH Q in the town of Medford. According to the accident report, the Arndt vehicle was northbound on CTH Q when it struck a dog in the roadway. The vehicle sustained minor front damage.
Shayla C. Chadwick, 22, Withee, was involved in an accident on October 10 at 3:29 p.m. on CTH O in the town of Little Black. According to the accident report, the Chadwick vehicle was eastbound on CTH O when the driver fell asleep. The vehicle entered the westbound lane of traffic and then crossed back into the eastbound lane of traffic before entered the south ditch where it rolled onto its top. An 18-month-old male passenger in the vehicle sustained possible injuries and was transported to Aspirus Medford Hospital for medical treatment. There was damage to the entire vehicle. Operating a motor vehicle in an inattentive, careless or erratic manner by Chadwick was listed as a factor in the accident.
David H. Bizer, 57, Medford, and Jacquelin M. Reinhart, 27, Medford, were involved in an accident on October 9 at 1:03 p.m. on Hwy 64 in the town of Browning. According to the accident report, a tractor towing a forage wagon driven by Bizer was eastbound on Hwy 64 on the centerline preparing to turn left into a field access driveway. The Reinhart vehicle was also eastbound on Hwy 64 and the driver proceeded to pass the Bizer vehicle as it began to turn. The wagon was equipped with the required slow-moving vehicle sign. The tractor had functioning turn signal lights, but they were obstructed by the wagon. The Bizer tractor sustained minor damage to the front. The Reinhart vehicle sustained damage to the right front side, right side middle and right side rear.
The following deer-related accidents were reported: Gwen L. Willkomm, 53, Medford, on October 5 at 8:25 p.m. on Hwy 64 in the town of Goodrich.
Michael L. Nowicki Jr., 47, Fall Creek, on October 9 at 5:50 a.m. on Hwy 64 in the town of Aurora.
The following bear-related accident was reported: Eugene J. Gibbons, 75, De Pere, on October 7 at 8:01 p.m. on Hwy 13 in the town of Westboro.