Prairie du Chien man killed in accident

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On July 6, at 12:09 a.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a one-vehicle traffic crash on County Road K just north of The Barn Restaurant in the township of Prairie du Chien.

A 2007 Ford Mustang was northbound on County Road K when the driver, Craig T. Looney, 34, Prairie du Chien, lost control, went down an embankment and struck a tree on the east side of the road. Looney was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, Ashtyn A. Miles, 23, Prairie du Chien, was transported to Crossing Rivers Health then airlifted to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. She remains in stable condition. 

Looney and Miles were wearing their seatbelts. There were several eyewitnesses outside of their campers along County K who stated it appeared that speed was a contributing factor to the accident and caused the driver to lose control. 

The Wisconsin State Patrol conducted a reconstruction of the accident on Friday, July 6.

Assisting at the scene were the Prairie du Chien Police Department, Tri-State Regional EMS, the Crawford County Coroner, the Bridgeport Fire Department, the Bridgeport First Responders, MedLink AIR and Bob’s Towing.

This crash remains under investigation.

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