Man dies after rollover crash in Lafayette County

Man dies after rollover crash in Lafayette County

A Wisconsin man died after a rollover crash in Lafayette County, according to a news release from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Howard Detra, 69, of South Wayne, Wis., was driving northbound on Wisconsin Highway 23, when he collided with a car driven by Jean Cleary, 83, of Darlington, who was traveling eastbound on Shortcut Road. Both cars went into the ditch after colliding, with Detra’s car rolling over.

Emergency responders freed Detra from his vehicle, but were unable to call for an airlift due to adverse weather. Both he and Cleary were transported to a nearby hospital, where Detra died shortly after. Cleary was treated for her injuries and released.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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