Early morning accident causes damage at Lycurgus Church cemetery ...

Saturday, January 8 at 5:51 a.m., Lane Allen Fogt, age 23, of Waukon arrived at the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office and reported that he had been involved in a motor vehicle accident along State Highway 9 near its intersection with Lycurgus Road northeast of Waukon. Fogt was then transported to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon and treated for minor injuries received in the accident.

An initial report from the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office indicates that Fogt had been traveling westbound on State Highway 9 when his pick-up truck entered the north ditch. The vehicle struck the ditch embankment and went airborne, striking a fence and entering the Lycurgus Catholic Church cemetery (as evident in the photo at right), damaging several headstones before coming to a stop.

Court records indicate that Fogt was initially charged with Failure to Maintain Control and since then has been charged with Operating While Under the Influence (OWI) - first offense. The accident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office. Photo courtesy of the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office.