Monroe County reports driver killed in head-on crash with dump truck

SPARTA, Wis. – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a driver was killed as the result of a head-on crash with a dump truck on Tuesday, June 11. The crash happened just before 3:30pm on State Highway 21 near Flagpole Rd in the Town of Greenfield. It was reported that the crash involved a dump truck and a passenger vehicle. As a result of the crash the driver of the vehicle died and the dump truck caught fire.

During the initial investigation it was determined that a passenger vehicle was traveling east on Highway 21 when it crossed the center line and collided with a dump truck that that was traveling west. According to the Sheriff’s Office the driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was not injured. The names of the drivers are not being released at this time.

Highway 21 was closed for approximately seven hours to allow for investigation of the scene, removal of the vehicles involved and cleanup of the scene.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oakdale Fire Department, Tomah Fire Department, Tomah Ambulance, Tomah Area Medical Responders, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, PER Towing, Arnolds Towing and the Monroe County Highway Department.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.

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