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.
Helping at the scene were firefighters
from Gays Mills, the Ocooch Mountain
Rescue Sqaud, Boscobel Police and