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Alcohol possible factor in death of female passenger dead after UTV rollover near Sparta



One person is dead and another injured after a weekend UTV accident near Sparta, Wis.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s report says deputies arrived early Sunday morning at the scene of a rollover crash along Janus Avenue, in the Township of Wells.

The UTV left the road. A female passenger — age unknown — died after being thrown from the vehicle. The male driver was hurt and taken to a hospital.

Investigators said alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office, the county medical examiner and the Wisconsin DNR.

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