October 09, 2017 01:19 PM
An 18-year-old woman was injured early Sunday in Gilmanton, Wisconsin, when authorities say a driver, suspected to be under the influence, failed to heed a stop sign and continued into a residential driveway, striking the truck she was occupying.
A 68-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence and was booked into the Buffalo County Jail.
The Buffalo County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of the incident around 2:05 a.m. Sunday. A release states a 1998 Dodge Dakota, driven by 68-year-old Kenneth Klopp of Gilmanton, had been traveling west on Church Road at speeds between 20 and 30 miles per hour when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Church Road and State Highway 88.
According to the release, Klopp then continued westbound into the driveway of a residence, colliding with a 2002 Dodge Ram parked in the driveway. Several people had been working on the undercarriage of the vehicle at the time and saw Klopp's vehicle approaching. They were able to disperse, but 18-year-old Skylar Palomaki, who was in the truck, was not able to get out in time.
Palomaki was transported from the scene by ambulance to get medical attention for her injuries. Klopp was treated at the scene.
After further investigation, the release said he was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence.
The extent of Palomaki's injuries has not been released. The matter remains under investigation.
Updated: October 09, 2017 01:19 PM
Created: October 09, 2017 09:40 AM
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