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Driver hurt in Marathon Co. crash hospitalized in Madison



MADISON (WAOW) - The driver of the minivan hit when it collided with a semi-truck that police say failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign is undergoing surgery for hip injuries in Madison, his daughter said Friday.

Johnathan Cotter, 54, of Wittenberg, was treated at hospitals in Weston and Marshfield on Thursday following the crash near Ringle before being transferred to Madison, hospital officials said.

Five of the people in the minivan, Cotter's wife, Peggy, 48, and their four daughters, ages three to 19, were treated and released, authorities said.

Emily Cotter, 19, said her father was the most seriously hurt because he steered the vehicle to take the brunt of the crash when he realized what was happening.

Her father was in intensive care at a Madison hospital, she said.

The crash happened about 9 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highways J and N.

Police said the driver of the semi, who was not hurt, would be cited for failure to yield the right of way.


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