On Saturday, September 16, 2023 at approximately 10:03 PM Green County Emergency Personnel responded to a three vehicle crash at the intersection of CTH N and STH 81 in the Town of Monroe. Initial investigation determined that a Blue 2014 Ford Focus, operated by RUBY E SHEAFFER, 17, of Monroe, WI with three juvenile passengers was traveling northbound on CTH N and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of State Highway 81 and County Highway N. The SHEAFFER vehicle entered the intersection where it collided with a White 2001 GMC Sierra pickup, operated by CORY T. BIDLINGMAIER, 47, of Monroe WI with three passengers (one adult and two juveniles) that had been traveling eastbound on STH 81. The impact caused the pickup to collide with a Gray 2013 Subaru Legacy sedan that had been traveling westbound on STH 81 which was had a lone occupant, JOEL D. LUTZ, 61, of Marshfield, WI.
All vehicles sustained severe disabling damage and airbag deployments. The vehicles were towed from the scene. The operator and occupants of the GMC Pickup and Ford Sedan had been properly restrained and sustained injuries in which treatment was sought.
The driver of the Subaru, JOEL D. LUTZ, 61, of Marshfield, WI who had been properly restrained was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Green County Coroner’s Office.
This incident remains under investigation. No further information will be released at this time.