A woman is dead and one man injured after a utility terrain vehicle rolled over early Sunday morning in rural Sparta. 

At about 12:13 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a rollover crash involving a UTV that had been traveling east on Janus Avenue in town of Wells. The UTV left the roadway and overturned, ejecting a female passenger from the UTV. Deputies and EMS attempted life-saving measures, but she was pronounced dead on scene. The male driver was transported to the hospital for his injuries. 

Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash. Names of the involved people will be withheld until proper notifications can be made. The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office Sparta Fire Department, Sparta Ambulance, and Monroe County 911 Communications Center. 

No further information will be released at this time, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.