Rock County squad tight crop

Five people were injured, including three with serious injuries, in a Rock County crash Sunday afternoon that started when a driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

The crash was reported at about 1:10 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 213 and A in the town of Magnolia, the Sheriff's Office said.

The intersection was shut down for over three hours as crews worked at the scene.

The initial investigation showed a Chevy Silverado driven by Bradley Butler, 24, Monroe, was going east on Highway A when he didn't stop at the stop sign at Highway 213.

The Silverado first hit a southbound Ford F150 driven by Olivia McCarthy, 26, Footville, then a northbound Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Hurley, 59, Evansville.

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McCarthy and passenger William Haggerty, 25, had to be extricated from the Ford, and were taken to Mercy Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A six-month-old infant in the vehicle was properly restrained in a safety seat but also was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Butler was extricated from the Chevy and was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Hurley didn't claim any injury but was also taken to Mercy Hospital as a precaution.

Butler was to be ticketed  for inattentive driving and failure to stop at a stop sign, causing bodily harm.

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