Sheriff: Two killed, two injured in Green County crash

Candlelight vigil planned for Saturday night

Two high school students are dead and two other people are in critical condition after a crash that occurred south of Monroe on Friday afternoon, Green County Sheriff Mark Rohloff tells News 3.

In a news release, Rohloff said dispatchers received a call at 2:20 p.m. reporting a two-car crash at the intersection of Melvin and Clarno roads.

Police said a car was traveling west on Melvin Road when it failed to stop at the intersection and collided with a truck. Three people were taken by medical helicopters to UW Hospital, and another was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second person died after the crash, Rohloff said. The two teenage boys who died were high school students at Monroe High School.

A third person in the car, a teenage girl who also attends Monroe High School, is in “grave” condition, he said.

The driver of the truck, a 35-year-old rural Monroe woman, is also in the hospital, Rohloff said. The woman was conscious after the crash and called police from her cellphone.

Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said.

The roads were closed for nearly six hours while police investigated the crash, the release said.

Monroe High School officials announced Friday night that several sporting events and extracurricular activities planned for the weekend have been canceled. The district posted on its Facebook page that it will be holding a candlelight vigil at the Green County Courthouse at 7 p.m. Saturday.