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Elderly couple injured in Lincoln Co. crashSubmitted: 07/16/2017
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

Elderly couple injured in Lincoln Co. crash
LINCOLN COUNTY - An elderly couple fractured and broke ribs in a one-car crash on Highway 51 Saturday morning. Their names are Lyle and Rosalia Ahles.


Officials says Lyle had some sort of medical incident while driving. The Ahles' car went into the ditch and crashed into several small trees near Highway K in Irma.

A family member told Newswatch 12 they're thankful things didn't end up worse. Police say the Ahles are in stable condition in the ICU.

The Ahles come from Prairie du Chien, in southwestern Wisconsin. The family member also said they are both in their 80s.

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