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BREAKING: Three injured in rollover crash near Monroe
MONROE - The driver and two passengers were injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash southwest of Monroe late Friday, with at least one person flown by Medflight helicopter to a Madison hospital.

The crash was reported at 11:23 p.m. in the W6800 block of Melvin Road, said Green County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Britt Gempeler.

The vehicle was westbound on Melvin Road just east of Honey Creek Road when it left the road, struck a culvert and "overturned several times," he said Saturday morning. Shortly after the crash, Green County dispatch was calling for assistance with two patients lying in a field near the crash, "both unconscious."

"Speed was a factor," Gempeler said. There are no difficult-to-negotiate curves in that part of the highway, just a few small hills.

It's a "long, straight road," he said.

The three occupants of the vehicle were taken by Monroe EMS to Monroe Clinic ER for treatment, with at least one transferred by Medflight to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Monroe police and Monroe firefighters also responded to the accident scene.

Deputies were still investigating the accident Saturday morning and not releasing the names of those involved pending a fuller investigation and contact with the UW Hospital for condition information.

Gempeler said he expected to have more information on the crash by late Saturday.

Melvin Road was closed for about 11 hours, reopening at roughly 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

Melvin Road has been the site of several serious accidents over the years, notably a February 2017 crash that killed three Monroe High School students and seriously injured a 35-year-old mother of six. That crash happened on the other side of Wisconsin 69, about 2.8 miles from Friday night's crash. In March 2005, three Black Hawk High School students also died from a crash on Melvin Road. Gempeler said that accident happened at least a mile from Friday's crash.