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Driver Identified in Fatal Crash


July 5, 2018

The Green County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the driver of a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred Monday afternoon, June 25, 2018, on Highway 69 north of Monticello. Ronald L. Bader, age 86 of rural New Glarus, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Initial reports indicated that the victim’s 2013 Cadillac Escalade was witnessed traveling northbound on Highway 69, near the intersection with Hefty Road, when it drifted across the centerline and off the road. It subsequently struck a culvert and became airborne and came to a rest on its side.  There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

 Emergency responders included sheriff’s deputies, the Monticello Police Department, Monticello Fire Department, New Glarus Area EMS, and Green County EMS.

Witness statements and preliminary findings found no other contributing factors to the crash.  The incident is being investigated by the Green County Sheriff’s Office and Green County Coroner. This was Green County’s second fatal motor vehicle crash of 2018.


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