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.
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
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.
It’s the second fatal traffic accident in
Lafayette County this year.