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Snow bank plays role in collision

Superior Telegram

A high snowbank may have played a role in a two-car accident Sunday afternoon in Brule.

The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Wisconsin Highway 27 at about 3:38 p.m. Traffic was reduced to one lane for about an hour. Thanks to air bags and the design of the newer cars, no one was hurt or transported to the hospital, according to Brule Fire Chief Keith Kesler. Both vehicles were severely damaged and had to be towed.

According to a Wisconsin State Patrol report, a vehicle headed northbound on Highway 27 and attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 2 after stopping for a stop sign. The northbound vehicle, driven by an 18-year-old Drummond woman, turned into the path of an eastbound vehicle operated by a 19-year-old Ashland man on Highway 2. According to the report, a high snowbank on the south of Highway 2 limited visibility and the 18-year-old’s vehicle had illegally tinted windows. Both drivers were alone in their vehicles and both were wearing seat belts. No citations were issued.

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