Teen driver who hit 3 loose cattle on Hwy 27 released from hospital

Alexa Gutshall treated for facial, hand injuries

The 16-year-old driver who struck three loose cattles on Highway 27 and then struck a house has been released from the hospital.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office says Alexa Gutshall, of Augusta, was treated for facial and hand injuries after the crash on November 11 at 8:50 p.m.

Gutshall had outpatient surgery for the hand injury and is now recovering at home.

The sheriff’s office is still reviewing the crash, but the initial investigation found it is not Gutshall’s fault. Investigators are still looking into how the cattle got loose.


A 16-year-old female driver from Augusta struck three cattle that were loose on Highway 27 and then struck a house Monday night, according to the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the driver was going south on Highway 27 when it struck cattle and then left the roadway and struck a house near the 9500 block of Highway 27.

The driver was transported by Mayo Helicopter for further evaluation and treatment of her injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The extent of her injuries is not known at this time.

No one in the house was injured. The vehicle and the house were severely damaged. The three cattle sustained severe injuries and had to be euthanized.