A northeast Iowa man died in an accident Monday night in southwest Wisconsin. The accident happened about 9:30 last night on Highway 61/151 south of Dickeyville close to the Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois state border. An S.U.V. driven by 47-year-old Dwane Redfearn of Dubuque failed to negotiate a corner, went out of control and overturned in the median. Redfearn was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scenes.
His passengers, 44-year-old Joseph Dougherty and 56-year-old Joseph Schubert, both of Dubuque, had to be extricated from the wreckage, and were taken to hospitals in Dubuque. The accident is still under investigation, but Grant County Wisconsin authorities note that speed and alcohol appeared to be contributing factors.
By Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein