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Man killed in Vernon Co. rollover crash

Published On: Mar 11 2013 08:46:40 AM CDT



A 56-year-old man died after his truck went off an icy road and rolled over near the Town of Viroqua on Sunday morning, according to the Vernon County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say Leon Primmer Jr., of La Farge, was going westbound on Pierce Hill Road ¾ west of State Highway 82 when his truck went out of control, crossed the centerline, went into a ditch, flipped over and then struck a tree.

Primmer’s 14-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. She was able to get out and tell a passing motorist what happened.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says Leon Primmer died at the scene. His daughter was transported to Vernon County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Authorities say they were both wearing seatbelts.