On Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, at approximately 1:44 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle vs. bicycle crash at the intersection of Vineyard Road and US Hwy 18 in the Township of Bridgeport. An investigation determined that Michael Morovits, age 63, of Seneca, was operating a 2013 Dodge Avenger and stuck bicyclist Erick Keppler, age 56, of Prairie du Chien. Morovits was making a right hand turn at the traffic lights and struck Erick Keppler on his bicycle as he was utilizing the crosswalk to cross to the highway. As a result of the crash, Keppler sustained minor injuries and Morovits was cited for failure to yield right of way to a pedestrian / bicyclist and non-registration of vehicle.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Prairie du Chien Police Department, Bridgeport First Responders, and Gundersen Ambulance Service.