CRAWFORD COUNTY TRAFFIC FATALITY

A man from rural Gays Mills has died

from injuries he sustained in a traffic

crash on Sunday afternoon in Crawford

County. Authorities say 86-year-old

Gene (Jake) Lomas died at a hospital in

Madison. He had been taken by med-flight

to Madison after initially being taken by

resque squa to the Gundersen Boscobel

Area Hospital and Clinics.

Lomas had reportedly stopped at a stop

sign at the intersection of County-W and

Highway-61 near Mount Zion. That’s when

he pulled out from the intersection onto

Highway-61, and into the path of a vehicle

being driven by 21-year-old Drew Furlano

of Woodstock, Illinois. The two vehicles

collided causing heavy damage to both.

Furlano is uninjured.

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Helping at the scene were firefighters

from Gays Mills, the Ocooch Mountain

Rescue Sqaud, Boscobel Police and

Fry’s Towing.

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