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Darlington woman in good condition after crash with semi
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TOWN OF GRATIOT - A Darlington woman was flown to a Madison hospital Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, for treatment of the serious injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Wisconsin 78.

Carla J. Andrews, 60, had to be extricated from the 2000 Ford she was driving, according to a report from the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department. Deputies responded to the scene at 3:27 p.m.

She was flown by Lifeline Helicoptor to the University of Wisconsin Hospital. A representative at the hospital reported Friday afternoon that Andrews was in good condition.

Andrews was southbound on Wis. 78 when she collided with a westbound 1997 Freightliner truck that was crossing the highway at South Prairie Road. The truck didn't stop at the intersection's stop sign, and Andrews couldn't avoid colliding with it, according to the sheriff's department.

Her car traveled underneath the large truck, then spun around in the road and came to a rest in the ditch. It was extensively damaged and towed.

The driver of the truck, Dean A. Dowell, 48, Scales Mound, Ill., reported no injuries. He was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. His truck sustained moderate damage.

The Gratiot Fire Department, Gratiot First Response, Warren (Ill.) Ambulance, Rural Medical Ambulance and Wisconsin State Patrol assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.