Rural Hillsboro Man Fatally Injured In ATV Accident
On Monday, February 1, at approximately 1:28P.M., the Vernon County Emergency Dispatch Center received reports of an ATV crash taking place west of Hillsboro on County Highway F.
According to reports, a rural Hillsboro man lost control of his ATV while operating the vehicle and traveling eastbound on County Highway F. The operator tried to regain control of the vehicle and was ejected from the ATV in the process. The ATV continued into the ditch where it came to rest on its wheels.
The ATV operator was transported to Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital by the Hillsboro Ambulance Service with severe injuries. A short time later, the man was air-lifted to Gundersen Health in La Crosse by Gundersen Air.
The Hillsboro Fire Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were present at the scene to assist with the situation.
County Highway F remained fully closed while officials cleared the scene. There were no other passengers on the ATV and reports indicate that the operator was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the operator late Tuesday evening, identifying him as 36-year-old Adam L. Hemmersbach of rural Hillsboro. Hemmersbach succumbed to his injuries as a result of the accident, and the family has set up a Go Fund Me page in his name.