Monticello Man Dies in Crash 13 Nov 13

A Monticello man is dead after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon.

Wright County authorities say 81-year-old William Papke died at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified of a one vehicle crash at 127th Street NE and 120th Street NE in Monticello Township just before 2pm.

The initial investigation indicates Papke’s vehicle was southbound on 127th Street NE, when it left the roadway, traveled into the ditch and struck a tree.

The incident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.