One injured, power taken out after head-on collision in Monroe County
SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) — A two-vehicle crash Thursday on Hwy. 21 sent one person to the hospital and caused a power outage in Monroe County, according to authorities.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a crash at about 10:40 a.m. on Hwy. 21 at Wyeville. According to the sheriff’s office, drivers in a 2020 Freightliner and 2009 Pontiac G6 struck each other head on. The freightliner continued across the highway into the eastbound ditch and struck a power pole, causing electrical lines to fall onto the road.
The Pontiac continued into the westbound lane, where the driver needed to be extricated by Tomah Fire Rescue technicians. The driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The power was out for nine customers for about 40 minutes while Oakdale Electric Co-Op repaired the downed power line.
The highway was closed for four hours while the road was cleared. The crash remains under investigation.
Assisting the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Wisconsin State Patrol, Tomah Area Ambulance Service, Tomah Fire Department Rescue Technicians, Oakdale Electric, and the Monroe County Highway Department.