Traffic on Highway 27 was blocked and re-routed for about 2 and a half hours from Cataract to Sparta while crews cleared the scene.
SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU)-- One person was killed and one injured in a crash near Sparta Friday.
It happened around 12:45 p.m. one mile north of the city of Sparta on Highway 27.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says two cars crashed head-on. It's not clear what caused the crash.
A 53 year old man driving a small pick-up truck was pronounced dead at the scene. A 52 year old woman driving a car was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to a hospital in Sparta, then flown to a hospital in Marshfield.
There were no other occupants in the vehicles.