The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports a head on collision Friday afternoon closed State Hwy 27 for two and a half hours and resulted in one fatality and serious injuries to one other person. The Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 12:45 pm one mile north of the city of Sparta.
It is not yet clear which direction each vehicle was traveling or what caused the accident but said a 53-year-old male driving a small pick up truck was found deceased at the scene. A 52-year-old female driving four door sedan was seriously injured and transferred by ambulance to the Mayo Clinic Healthcare in Sparta and later Medflighted to a Hospital in Marshfield. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.The identities of those involved in the crash so far have not been released.
Assisting the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were the Monroe County 911 Communication Center, Sparta Fire District, Sparta Ambulance Service, Sparta Police Department and Monroe County Highway Department.
The Crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
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