Man who died following truck rollover identified

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TOWN OF AVON - The Brodhead man who died Monday from injuries he received when his pickup truck rolled over on Highway 81 in the Town of Avon has been identified.

Matthew A. Messel, 45, died due to injuries he received in a crash that occurred on April 4 on West State Highway 81, according to a news release from the Rock County Medical Examiner's Office.

According to Rock County Sheriff's Office reports, Messel was westbound on Highway 81 when his pickup truck went onto the gravel shoulder and swerved back onto the road before going into the ditch. The truck rolled end-to-end before barrel rolling several times and coming to rest on all four tires. Messel was ejected from his truck as it rolled.

The crash remains under investigation.

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