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26-year-old killed in car-truck collision on Hwy. 131 in Monroe County



One person killed in a collision on Highway 131 in Monroe County, near Wilton, Wis.

A Viola, Wis., Gideon Hamann, crossed the center lane and hit an oncoming log truck.

The truck kept moving until it struck a guardrail at an intersection. The 26-year-old Hamann was declared dead at the scene after his car went into a ditch.

The accident happened around 4 p.m. Monday. The highway was closed in both directions for more than a hour afterward.

It’s Monroe County’s first traffic death of 2022. Ten people were killed in crashes in the county last year.

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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