UPDATE: Names released in fatal Sparta area UTV crash, driver charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle

SPARTA, Wis. – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has now identified 23-year-old Danielle Fields of Sparta as the person who was killed in a weekend UTV crash that happened in the early morning hours of Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office said that Fields was a passenger in a UTV that was driven by 24-year-old Keegan Favor, also of Sparta.

Favor was injured and transported to a local hospital and released the following day but was immediately taken to the Monroe County Jail where he was booked on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

The Monroe County Sheriff said the investigation into the incident is still on-going and no additional information is planned to be released until the investigation is complete.

Previous post – Sunday, March 17

SPARTA, Wis. – A woman was killed and a man injured after a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) rolled over early Sunday morning in rural Sparta.

The Monroe County Shheriff’s Office reports deputies responded to a rollover crash involving a UTV around 12:13 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. The report states the UTV was traveling east on Janus Avenue in Township of Wells when he UTV left the roadway and overturned, ejecting a female passenger. Deputies and EMS attempted life saving measures, but the woman was pronounce deceased on scene. The male driver was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash. Names of the involved people will be withheld pending notification of family. The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, Sparta Fire Department, Sparta Ambulance, and the Monroe County 911 Communications Center.

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