Coloma man killed in crash after trying to pass tractor in Redgranite

Trent Tetzlaff
Coloma man killed in crash after trying to pass tractor in Redgranite.

REDGRANITE - A 72-year-old Coloma man has been pronounced dead after a two-vehicle crash in Waushara County Monday afternoon.

The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. on State 21 near County X, according to a press release from the Wisconsin State Patrol. 

Authorities said the 72-year-old man was traveling westbound on State 21 in a Dodge Ram pickup truck when he decided to pass a farm tractor. As he was making the pass, his passenger side mirror contacted the rear drivers side tire of the farm tractor, the release stated.

The pickup truck then drifted off the road through a southbound ditch and struck a house before coming to a stop, state patrol said.

The 72-year-old man was quickly transported to a hospital in Berlin where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the tractor, a 21-year-old Winneconne man, was not injured in the crash, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation by state patrol and the Waushara County Sheriff's Department.