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First county traffic death of '84 Monday

The Whitehall Times - Thursday, May 24, 1984

 An Osseo man became Trempealeau County's first traffic fatality of 1984 early Monday morning, the victim of a one-car crash.  

Jonathan Thunder, 19, drowned in his late-model Oldsmobile about 12:30 a.m. that day when it plunged into an irrigation pond near the intersection of Cty. H, near Hwy. 53.  Thunder was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Larry Hellister.

According to eyewitnesses, Thunder was driving at a high rate of speed on Cty. H and failed to stop at the stop sign at Hwy 53.  His auto struck a bank and slid into an irrigation pond just off the highway, sinking into about 12 feet of water.

Trempealeau County Sheriff's deputies, Osseo city policemen and the Osseo Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene.  It took about an hour to recover the Thunder vehicle, with the driver's body still in it, from the pond.


Designed by Terry Fisk
Revised: September 28, 2004

Designed by Terry Fisk
Copyright Unexplained Research. All rights reserved.
Revised: September 28, 2004