A 26-year-old Viola man is dead after a two vehicle crash in Monroe County on Monday afternoon. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department reports that Monday afternoon around 4:00, two vehicles traveling in opposite directions, on Highway 131 in the Township of Wellington near Michigan Road collided. The 26-year-old Gideon Hamann of Viola was northbound on the highway when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lanes, and struck a southbound log truck. Hamann was pronounced dead at the scene. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says that Highway 131 was closed in both directions for 1.5 hours while an investigation was conducted. The incident is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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