November 04, 2016: SHERIFF'S SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE ON EARLY MORNING CRASH:
At 5:42 AM, Deputies, along with Juda Fire Department, Monroe EMS, Wisconsin State Patrol Inspectors, and Green County Highway Department personnel, responded to the W3300 Block of State Highway 11/81, in Sylvester Township. Gayle S. Mammosser, 70, of Davis, IL, was westbound on STH 11 when she attempted to pass a truck as she thought she was on a four-lane highway. An eastbound semi tractor and trailer, operated by Benjamin G. Meyer, 33, of New Vienna, IA, attempted to avoid the collision by swerving, but was sideswiped by Mammosser's vehicle. Meyer's semi then overturned, coming to rest on the road. Shawn D. Heidenreich, 40, of Monroe, was westbound, operating the truck that Mammosser was attempting to pass. After Mammosser sideswiped the semi, her vehicle then collided with Heidenreich's truck. The fourth vehicle was eastbound on STH 11 and was operated by Ann M. McKinley, 50, of Warren, IL. McKinley then struck Mammosser's vehicle. Mammosser was injured in the crash and was transported by EMS to Monroe Clinic Hospital for minor injuries. Mammosser was wearing a seat belt and the air bags deployed in her vehicle. Mammosser's vehicle had severe damage and was towed from the scene. Meyer was not injured in the crash and was wearing his seat belt. The semi was not equipped with air bags. There was severe damage to the semi. The semi trailer was full of bags of feed. The semi was towed from the scene after a post crash inspection by the Wisconsin State Patrol. Heidenreich was not injured in the crash, was wearing his seat belt, and there was no airbag deployment. The truck had moderate damage and remained on scene as Heidenreich does not have a valid license. Heidenreich was given a ride to Monroe from Monroe PD. McKinley was not injured in the crash and was wearing her seat belt. The airbags did not deploy. McKinley had moderate damage to her vehicle and she drove it from the scene. Heidenreich will be cited for for No Valid DL. Mammosser will be cited for Unsafe Passing. The roadway was opened at 10:19 a.m.