Man killed in fiery crash in Rock County
Victim was ejected when truck rolled over
LA PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, Wis. — A Sharon man was found dead at the scene of a fiery crash in rural Rock County Saturday morning, according to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.
Emergency responders were called to Milton-Shopiere Road just north of Lone Lane in La Prairie Township at 8:50 a.m. for a single vehicle crash. Reports indicated a truck was totally engulfed in flames and the driver was ejected.
John Wegner Jr., 47, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Rock County Coroner.
Investigators said Wegner was traveling south on Milton-Shopiere Road when the truck left the road striking a bridge buttress, causing a rollover.
Wegner was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to investigators.