Morning traffic fatality on Gillette Street

La Crosse Police responded to a one vehicle crash at 2400 Gillette Street on the city’s north side around 4 a.m. Friday.

A passerby had spotted a vehicle off the road. Officers found that the male driver had left the roadway and struck a tree down an embankment while traveling eastbound.

It appears the crash happened earlier in the morning.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the La Crosse Police Department and the La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s office.

Westbound traffic on Gillette Street was temporarily rerouted while emergency crews worked at the scene.

The driver’s name will not be released at this time pending notification of family.