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UPDATE: Name released in fatal UTV rollover

Kaitlyn Riley



The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old Trevor J. Zeller was killed in at U.T.V. crash over the weekend.  

An investigation into the crash found that Zeller had been doing work on the U.T.V. throughout the day and was out testing it on private property when the U.T.V. overturned while negotiating a curve.  Zeller was pronounced dead on the scene.  

Monroe County dispatch received a 911 call Saturday night around 10:00 p.m. for a UTV rollover in the Township of Little Falls.

It happened on private property off of Aaron Ave.  Cataract First Responders arrived on scene and pronounced the lone occupant deceased from the crash.  Alcohol was not believed to be a factor. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Cataract First Responders, Sparta Area Ambulance, Sparta Fire Department, and Gunderson Air Rescue Service responded. 

The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family members. 

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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