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1/20/2013 10:05:00 AM
Five injured in early Sunday morning accident near St. Germain
One also injured in St. Germain snowmobile accident

Two separate accidents near St. Germain, one involving two vehicles and another involving a snowmobile, were reported to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department Sunday.

Sunday morning, Jan. 20, at approximately 1:50 a.m., the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department received a wireless 911 call reporting a two-vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of State Highway 155 and Lost Lake Drive South. 

St. Germain Fire Department personnel extricated the operator of one vehicle and transported that individual to the Howard Young Medical Center. 

The driver and three passengers of the second vehicle were transported to Howard Young Medical Center and Eagle River Memorial Hospital for injuries. The names of those involved are still not available as of early Monday morning.

St. Germain Fire Department, St. Germain Rescue, Plum Lake ambulance, Med 5 ambulance from Howard Young Medical Center, Eagle River ambulance from Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Vilas County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the scene.  

The accident remains under investigation by Vilas County Sheriff Department.

The snowmobile accident occurred just before 10:30 p.m. and was called in to the sheriff’s department by an individual who was grooming the trails for the Bo Boen Snowmobile Club. The report was of a single snowmobiler who had struck a tree on Trail 6 near Content Lake Road.

The operator, who has not yet been named, was transported to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff for injuries.

According to Lt. Gerard Ritter of the sheriff’s department, both of the Sunday accidents allegedly involved alcohol, but that both incidents remain under investigation. The Department of Natural Resources is assisting the sheriff’s department in the snowmobile accident investigation.

More information about these incidents, including the names of the injured, will be published here on The Lakeland Times’ website and in the print edition when it becomes available.

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