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Juda crash closes highway
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JUDA - A traffic accident Tuesday morning shut down the highway by Juda for nearly two and a half hours and resulted in one injury.

Gregory E. Holthaus, 20, Monroe, was taken by ambulance to Monroe Clinic for treatment of his injuries, then later transferred to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

His injuries were non-life threatening, according to the Green County Sheriff's Department.

A hospital spokeswoman said Holthaus was still in surgery as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Holthaus was eastbound on Wisconsin 11/81 east of County S at about 7:30 a.m. when his Chevrolet Impala crossed the centerline and collided with a semi tractor and trailer, according to the sheriff's department.

The driver of the semi, Ronald L. Gordee, 53, rural Argyle, reported no injuries.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. The trailer was empty.

Holthaus will be cited for inattentive driving and operating left of center, according to Sheriff Jeff Skatrud.

Monroe EMS and the Juda Fire Department assisted at the scene, which was cleared shortly after 10 a.m., Skatrud said.

- Katjusa Cisar