Referee dies after collapsing during high school basketball game

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RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. — A referee who collapsed during a high school basketball game Monday night has died, according to reports.

WisSports.net’s Travis Wilson says 69-year-old Tracy Krueger passed away shortly after collapsing during the game between Richland Center and Mount Horeb.

The game did not resume after he collapsed.

The matchup was being livestreamed at the time, but the stream was paused after the incident. The video has since been made private.

Badgers men’s basketball coach Greg Gard released a statement Tuesday night on Krueger’s passing.

“Losing Tracy Krueger leaves an enormous hole, not only in the basketball community in southwest Wisconsin, but athletics in general in that area,” Gard wrote. “Between coaching and officiating nearly every sport, he was so well known, helpful and touched so many lives.”