Victim Names Released in Fatal Saturday Crash

MONROE COUNTY, WI (Ben Caxton) — The names of those involved in Saturday’s fatal crash on State Highway 16 near Hazel Ave in Adrian have been released. Authorities now say 37-year-old Matthew Edwards, from Sparta, died in the head-on crash. Five people in the other vehicle were all injured in the crash, including the driver of that vehicle, 18-year-old Akira Sherburn, of Cashton and passengers 19-year-olds Madison Steinhoff and Zachary Siple, 18-year-old Peyton Riley, and an unnamed 17-year-old female, all from Sparta. The preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle being driven by Edwards may have crossed the center line at the time of the crash around 7:45 PM that closed the highway for 3-1/2 hours. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says there is no indication at this time that alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.

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