One person dead, two seriously injured in UTV crash in Vernon County

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One person has died, and two others seriously injured in a UTV crash in Vernon County.

According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to a call of a reported UTV crash around 3 p.m. Saturday on Fortner Road in the town of Wheatland.

Kyle Deegan, 28, of De Soto was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say Deegan was driving the UTV on a marked route when he lost control and struck a power pole.

Deegan and two passengers, Austin Haskovec and Justin Martinek were ejected from the UTV.

Another passenger who was wearing a seatbelt was not injured.

Martinek and Haskovec were taken to the hospital for serious injuries.

Alcohol is believed to be involved in the crash. According to the sheriff’s office none of the people in the UTV were wearing helmets.

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