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Sparta car crash leaves one person with serious injuries

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) - One person sustained life-threatening injuries on Friday after a two-vehicle crash.

Around 3:30 p.m., 33-year-old Matthew E. Kuruzovich, of Sparta, was driving his 2014 Kia Optima westbound when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Fillmore Avenue and County Highway I.

Kuruzovich's car was struck by a 2005 Ford F-250 driven by 32-year-old David L. Wacker, of Sparta.

After both vehicles came to a rest in the ditch on the West side of County Highway I, both drivers were extricated from their vehicles.

Kuruzovich was transported to Sparta Mayo Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while Wacker was transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse with life-threatening-injuries.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating the crash.

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