Green County Fatal Accident

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2009 --- 3:10 p.m.

Press Release from the Green County Sheriff's Department:

On September 19, 2009 at 3:41AM the Green County Sheriff Department was notified of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on STH 11 east of Lumber Yard Road in Spring Grove Township.

Juda Fire Department, Juda First Response and Monroe EMS, along with sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene. University Hospital Med-Flight was requested at the scene.

A preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Chevy S10 truck operated by Lawrence A Pfaff age 23 of Monroe was eastbound on STH 11, crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2001 Nissan Sentra 4 Door. The Chevy truck left the roadway, overturned and caught fire. Lawrence Pfaff was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Pfaff was transported to University Hospital by Med-Flight with serious injuries.

The driver of the 2001 Nissan Sentra was wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County Coroner’s office. The name is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The motor vehicle crash is still under investigation by the Green County Sheriff Department, Green County Coroner’s office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Alcohol may be factor in the crash.

This is Green County’s 3rd fatality of 2009.

By Lt. Rodney Hicks
Green County Sheriff Department

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