UPDATE: Deputies release name of man killed in Monroe Co. crash

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MONROE COUNTY, Wis. (MEDIA RELEASE) -- The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the man involved in the fatal crash on May 9 near Kendall.

James Heine, of Sauk City, died when his vehicle crossed the centerline and hit a semi.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

MONROE COUNTY, Wis. (MEDIA RELEASE) -- On May 9, 2019, shortly after 1:30pm, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal, two vehicle crash on State Highway 71 near County Highway W, just east of Kendall.

Once on scene, deputies found that a 1991 Dodge Caravan had been traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and struck a semi-truck that was traveling westbound. The van then spun and came to rest in the ditch on the south side of the road. The driver of the van, a 30-year-old man from Sauk City, was pronounced dead on the scene. The semi-truck driver was not hurt.

The driver’s name is being withheld pending notification of the family.

The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Monroe County Medical Examiner.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Monroe County Communications Center, Kendall Fire Department, Wilton Ambulance Service, and the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office.