A young Prairie du Chien woman’s vehicle apparently malfunctioned, causing a crash that damaged a guardrail in rural Bridgeport Thursday, March 23, around 10:50 a.m., according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
Shalli Poots, 19, was driving west on Highway 60 in a 2004 Jeep Liberty when her vehicle started shaking, due to a mechanical malfunction, Officer Shawn Lenzendorf said. Poots told the officer the Jeep started pulling toward the center line. As she was trying to pull it back into her lane, she hit the northside guardrail, causing her vehicle to spring back across the eastbound lane and hit the northside guardrail before going through the guardrail, down the embankment and coming to a rest on its wheels.
Poots complained of minor head pain and was transported to Crossing Rivers Health for evaluation. Due to disabling damage, the Jeep was towed by Milo’s Towing, of Prairie du Chien.