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May 30, 2017:  SHERIFF'S SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 6:28 AM, Green County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Monticello Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on State Highway 69, near Gutzmer Road, in the Town of Washington.

It was discovered that a southbound motorcycle had collided with a northbound semi-tanker. The cyclist had been ejected and the tanker overturned, spilling nearly 6,000 gallons of whey into the ditch. The truck driver required extrication and was transported to the hospital by Green County EMS with non-life-threatening injuries. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County Coroner’s Office.

The truck driver is a 56-year-old male from Rock City, Illinois, while the cyclist was a 54-year-old male from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Identities are being withheld pending notification of family members. Highway 69 was detoured for five and a half hours to facilitate investigation and removal of the semi-tanker. The Wisconsin State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Unit and Green County Highway Department assisted at the scene.  This is Green County’s second fatal collision and its fourth fatality.

Authorized by:  Sheriff Mark A. Rohloff

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