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Pickup passenger killed in Jackson County rollover



One person has been killed in a pickup crash rollover in Jackson County.

The truck reportedly struck a power pole and rolled several times, along a county highway early Wednesday.

The two people inside the pickup were ejected and 23-year-old passenger, Tyler Pientok of Whitehall, Wis., was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck was being driven by Donald Ames of Independence, Wis.,

There’s no word on Ames’s condition.

Speed and alcohol may have been factors in the accident.

This brings the traffic death total for the year in Jackson County to six, which equals last year’s toll.

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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