Laurel Wicks Car Accident: La Crosse WI, Cavour resident died in Vernon County

Laurel Wicks Car Accident
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Laurel Wicks Death: Laurel Wicks, a resident of Cavour, South Dakota, and former resident of La Crosse, Wisconsin has tragically passed away. She was announced dead through a social media publication that head “Laurel Wicks tragically left our world yesterday and my heart aches so badly! She was one of the most loving and joyful people I have ever met.” Laurel Wicks’ death left her family, friends, and the community sad and devastated.

What was Laurel Wicks’ cause of death?

A former La Crosse resident who is currently residing in South Dakota perished in an SUV and dump truck collision on Friday afternoon. Around 2:45 p.m., Laurel Elizabeth Wicks, 47, of Cavour, SD, formerly of La Crosse, was heading north in her 2005 Honda Pilot when it struck the back of a big dump truck, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred close to Mohawk Valley Road on Highway 35. Bobby E. Bendel, 59, of La Crosse, was operating the northbound dump truck when it came to a stop, waiting to make a left turn off the highway and into a driveway. Due to the collision that trapped Wicks inside the car, the left side of the vehicle sustained significant damage. According to the sheriff’s office, Wicks did not make it out of the crash. Vernon County Coroner Betty Nigh pronounced her dead at the spot.

There was a lengthy closure of Highway 35. The incident was attended to by the Technical Reconstruction Unit of the Wisconsin State Patrol. The dump truck underwent a post-crash check by an inspector, as is customary when a commercial motor vehicle is involved. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is still looking into the event.

Who was Laurel Wicks?

Laurel Elizabeth Wicks went to Viterbo University and Western Technical College from 2007 to 2009 and also attended Minnesota State College Southeast from 2009 to 2011. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies and Marketing and also obtained her Master of Business Administration in Ethical Leadership/Servant Leadership at Viterbo University.

She was a Cosmetologist and the owner of Stone Groove Salon. She worked as an Independent Sales Representative at Scenic Concepts from 2001 to 2015 and also was a Licensed Sales Agent at Combined Insurance from 2015 to 2019 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Laurel was a massage and bodywork specialist at SpAH Lair LLC and an Account Executive at Combined Worksite Solutions. She was the definition of a good friend! Warmest hugs, beautiful smile, storyteller, healer, devoted mother, witty and talented.

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