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One driver killed in two-car crash near Tomah

Brad Williams

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A Sparta man was killed and five other people were hurt in a two-car crash, which occurred Saturday night, west of Tomah, Wis.

Two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collided on Highway 16, shortly before 8 p.m. 

The driver who died, 37-year-old Matthew Edwards, was alone in his car. 

Five people in the other vehicle, all ranging in age from 17 to 19, had life-threatening injuries. 

The crash closed Highway 16 for more than three hours on Saturday. 

Until this week, Monroe County had no traffic deaths in 2020, compared to six last year.  

Several agencies responded to the accident, or are investigating how it happened. 

Investigators have found no evidence of drugs or alcohol contributing to the accident.

The crash occurred early in the evening, before snow came through the area.  

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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