97-7 Country WGLR

The Superintendent of the Pecatonica

Schools at Blanchardville is dead after

a one-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon in

Lafayette County. Authorities say

54-year-old Gary Neis of Benton was

killed when his car went off Highway-11

in the Town of Benton and hit a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

—-dash—-

The preliminary investigation shows

Neis was driving west on Highway-11.

Authorities say Neis apparently swerved

to the right and then overcorrected his

steering. That caused the vehicle to

go across the road. It then went off the

road where it hit a tree and overturned.

The accident happened near Horseshoe

Bend Road.

—-dash—-

Helping at the scene were the Benton First

Responders, the Benton Fire Department,

the Hazel Green Ambulance Service,

the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the

Lafayette County Coroner’s Office.

—-dash—-

It’s the second fatal traffic accident in

Lafayette County this year.