Dense fog advisory issued for lakeshore counties until 10 a.m. Tuesday

“First time I’ve had it happen:” Car rolls over after slamming into boulder on highway

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TOWN OF WEST BEND -- A 21-year-old Town of Polk man is lucky he wasn't hurt after his car slammed into a large boulder on Highway 144 in the Town of West Bend early Sunday, February 28th.


Credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened at Hillcrest Dr. just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Apparently the boulder, weighing approximately 400-500 lbs., came loose from an adjacent hill and rolled into the center of Highway 144.

The driver was southbound on Highway 144 and struck the boulder which caused his vehicle to roll. The vehicle came to rest on the roof in the east shoulder.

Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Martin Schulteis

Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Martin Schulteis

"I've been in law enforcement 25 years. It's the first time I've had it happen," said Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Martin Schulteis.

Having lived a farm away for some 30 years, Scott Lebakken is fairly familiar with the stretch of state highway where this incident happened.

"There've been a number of accidents, on this road," said Lebakken. "I never heard one of those rocks coming down."

Again, the driver was not hurt. The highway shop was notified to push the boulder from the shoulder of the roadway.

Neither the driver nor the property owner will be cited in this case.

State Highway 144 near Hillcrest Dr.

State Highway 144 near Hillcrest Dr.

Google Map for coordinates 43.413035 by -88.261016.

1 Comment

  • MartinBBarnes

    ❥━━━————–❥….home job for Every one…..❥—————-━━━❥
    ᴍʏ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅ’s ᴍᴏᴍ ᴍᴀᴋᴇs $73 ʜᴏᴜʀʟʏ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ . Sʜᴇ ʜᴀs ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏғ ᴀ ᴊᴏʙ ғᴏʀ 7 ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs ʙᴜᴛ ʟᴀsᴛ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ʜᴇʀ ᴄʜᴇᴄᴋ ᴡᴀs $20864 ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ ғᴏʀ ᴀ ғᴇᴡ ʜᴏᴜʀs.
    click this link….~~
    ➤➤➤➤➤➤ …Special-Work-At-Home…

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.