Driver killed in head-on crash with tree identified

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Officials have identified the man who was killed Thursday when his car struck a tree head on in Rock County.

The Dane County medical examiner said Friday that 57-year-old Donald J. Rortvedt, of Milton, died from injuries he suffered in the single-car wreck on County Road Y near Wright Road in the town of Harmony.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the crash at 4:28 a.m. 

According to the report, Rortvedt was driving a 2011 Cadillac sedan north on County Y when the car crossed both lanes of traffic, entered the opposite ditch and hit a tree.

Rortvedt was pinned within the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

County Y was closed for about three hours while the Rock County sheriff’s crash reconstruction team investigated.