UPDATE: Officials identify victim in fatal crash

Published: Feb. 9, 2020 at 11:31 AM CST
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Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the victim in the Adrian fatal crash has been identified as 37-year-old Matthew Edwards from Sparta.

Officials say the preliminary investigation says the vehicle Edwards was driving crossed the center line at the time of the crash. They say there is no indication at this time that alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.

ADRIAN, Wis. (WEAU) -- One man is dead after a two vehicle crash on State Highway 16, according to Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The crash happened Saturday night in the town of Adrian. The two vehicles were headed in opposite directions and collided on Highway 16 near Hazel Avenue, authorities said.

Police say the driver, the only person in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. Five people in the other vehicle were taken to nearby hospitals with life threatening injuries. One of the injured passengers was taken by helicopter.

The incident is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.

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