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UTV driver identified after fatal crash with utility pole at Wilton

Brad Williams



The UTV driver killed in a Monroe County crash Sunday was a 22-year-old man from Wilton.

The sheriff’s office says Jared Chambers crossed the center line of Highway 71, and hit both a mailbox and a utility pole.

The Alliant Energy pole snapped, and electric lines fell down as a result.

The vehicle had turned onto its side, and responders had to put it upright to get Chambers out.

He was taken to Tomah Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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