Driver cited after Sept. 1 accident

 A pickup truck was damaged and a Barron man was issued two traffic citations after a rider lawnmower being towed behind another vehicle became loose and hit the front of the truck, according to a report filed by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. The crash took place on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1, on U.S. Hwy 8, about four miles east of Cameron. According to the report, the mower was being towed on a trailer behind a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Zakary R. Larson, 19, Barron. The trailer became detached before both the trailer and lawn mower struck a 2020 Dodge Ram pickup driven by David Olson, 60, of Kaukauna, Wis. There were no injuries to either driver. A passenger in the Olson vehicle was also unhurt. The report said Larson was cited for towing with improper safety chains and operating a vehicle without insurance. Photo by Bob Zientara