MONROE — Wisconsin 69 between Monticello and New Glarus will be closed to traffic
most of the morning after an accident on the highway injured 10 people early
Friday morning, according to Green County Sheriff Jeff Skatrud.
Nine occupants in a northbound SUV were taken by ambulance to hospitals in Monroe and Madison for treatment of their injuries, after a northbound semi tractor and trailer rear-ended the SUV. The driver of the semi was also transported to a hospital with injuries.
Multiple 911 calls reported the two-vehicle crash at 5:49 a.m. on Wis. 69 about a mile north of Hefty Road, between Monticello and the New Glarus Woods State Park hill. Deputies and fire departments from New Glarus and Monticello responded, along with ambulances from New Glarus, Monroe, Albany, Belleville, Brooklyn and Fitchburg also responded to the scene.
"The SUV slowed to avoid deer that crossed into their path, and the semi collided with the rear of the SUV," Skatrud said. The impact of the collision forced the SUV into the ditch.
Skatrud said there were no fatalities reported and that MedFlight helicopters were not called to the scene. He anticipated being able to release information Friday afternoon on the severity of injuries and names of those injured.
While the Wisconsin State Patrol reconstructs the accident, traffic will be detoured off Wis. 69 between West Coates Avenue in Monticello and County H in New Glarus.
Northbound traffic is being directed eastbound onto West Coates Avenue to County C, to County CC and west on County W before returning to Wis. 69. Southbound traffic is being directed westbound onto County H, to County N, southbound to County C and then eastbound into Monticello.