Name released in Monticello Township single vehicle fatality crash

Monticello Township Fatality **** Update****

The victim of the Monticello Township vehicle accident has been identified as William Charles Papke, 81,  of Monticello.

Papke died Tuesday afternoon from injuries received in a single-vehicle accident in Monticello Township, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to Capt. Greg Howell, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the one-vehicle crash at 127th Street N.E. and 120th Street NE in Monticello Township at 1:53 p.m.

The initial accident investigation indicates a 2004 Jeep Wrangler was southbound on 127th Street N.E, when it left the roadway, traveled into the ditch and struck a tree.

Papke, the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, Howell reported. The Monticello Fire Department and CentraCare EMS also responded to the accident call, said Fire Chief Steve Joerg.