Janesville man dies in auto-tree crash

    Elvin Leigh Wehking, age 57, of rural Janesville, died in a single vehicle crash on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
    The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s dispatch center received a 911 call at 5:33 p.m. of a vehicle crash near a residence on Tetonka Lake Road in Elysian Township. Le Sueur County Sheriff’s deputies and Elysian Fire and Rescue were initially dispatched to the scene. 
    Sheriff’s deputies noted that a 2003 Ford Taurus, driven by Wehking, had left the roadway, travelled through a ditch and collided with a large tree — which caused extensive front end damage to the vehicle. 
    Wehking was extricated from the vehicle and treated at the scene by Elysian Rescue and North Ambulance Service but ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.
    Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason says that there was no evidence of impairment by the driver and the road surface was free of snow, but the accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office. 
    Agencies that assisted included the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, Elysian Fire and Rescue, North Ambulance Service from Waseca, and Life Link Air Ambulance Service.

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