Man killed in rural Rock County crash

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EDGERTON, Wis. — A 61-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash between Edgerton and Evansville Tuesday afternoon, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a news release, the crash happened around 1:50 p.m. on North Casey Road about three-quarters of a mile north of County Highway M in the town of Porter. The driver, a rural Stoughton man, was heading north on Casey Road in a black 2021 Ford Ranger when he drifted across the road and went into a ditch before hitting a tree.

Deputies pulled the man, who was wearing a seat belt, from the vehicle. Despite life-saving efforts, he died at the scene.

The release did not name the man. An autopsy is pending.

Casey Road was closed for roughly 2.5 hours while crews responded to the scene. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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