By Tim Kowols
A Sturgeon Bay man blamed the glare of the sun for causing a crash Tuesday near the corner of Duluth Avenue and State Highway 42/57. The accident occurred just before 8:45 a.m. when Sturgeon Bay resident Merle Rasmusson struck the van of Gary Henkel, also of Sturgeon Bay as he was traveling north on Duluth Avenue. According to the police report released Friday morning, Henkel told the responding officer he could not see that the light had turned due to the sun and it was too late to stop when he noticed the light was red. The collision caused Henkel’s van to roll over and Rasmusson’s vehicle to spin out in the middle of the intersection. Traffic was forced to be rerouted for about an hour while crews cleared the scene. Rasmusson was transported from the site of the accident for his injuries while Henkel was treated on the scene. Henkel was cited for a failure to yield to the right of way and for not wearing a seat belt.
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