Two drivers seriously injured in Monroe County crash

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Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT)– Two people were seriously injured in a crash Saturday afternoon in Monroe County. The incident happened at the intersection of State Highway 21 and Gillette Avenue in the Angelo Township, between Sparta and Fort McCoy.

The sheriff’s office said it was dispatched to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. by the 911 Communications Center.

Upon investigation, authorities determined a 2005 Saturn Ion car pulled out onto State Highway 21 from Gillette Ave. in front of an eastbound 2014 Ford F-150 truck. This caused the front end of the truck to strike the front driver’s side of the car.

The driver of the car had to be extricated by the Sparta Fire Department. The person was then transported to a medical facility by Sparta Area Ambulance.

The driver of the truck was transported by Sparta Area Ambulance for serious injuries, as well.

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Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

State Highway 21 traffic was stopped or diverted for 40 minutes for safety and because of lane blockage.

The Sparta Police Department and Fort McCoy Police Department assisted with the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

The names of those involved in the crash will be released at a later date.