Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2013 --- 7:54 p.m.
Today at 2:41 p.m. the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 11 near Horseshoe Bled Rd. in Benton Township.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2008 Volkswagon Beetle 2dr was being driven west on Highway 11.
The vehicle was observed to have swerved to the right and then the driver appeared to take corrective actions, however, the vehicle continued to move across the eastbound lane and then it went off of the south side of roadway when it struck a tree and overturned.
The driver of the vehicle, Gary A. Neis, age 54, of Benton, WI was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in his vehicle at the time of the crash.
Mr. Neis is currently the Superintendent of the Pecatonica (WI) School District at Blanchardville, WI.
This is the second fatal traffic crash on Lafayette County roadways this year.