Tractor driver airlifted to hospital after being rear-ended in Monroe County

Monroe County Tractor Crash

LITTLE FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) – Monroe County first responders were dispatched on Monday night at approximately 7:15 p.m. for a tractor accident that left one man battling for his life and closed County Highway B near Dayton Avenue in the township of Little Falls for about 5 hours.

Michael Cannon was operating a 2000 Red Peterbilt dump truck northbound on County Highway B. Cannon’s dump truck crashed into the rear of a Blue New Holland tractor hauling a load of corn silage on a wooden wagon.

Bryan Olsen was the driver of the New Holland tractor. Olsen was flown to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured.

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

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Monroe County 911 Communications Center, Wisconsin State Patrol, Sparta Area Ambulance Service, Cataract First Responders, Monroe County Highway Department, and Gundersen Air.