Fatal rollover crash near Red Bud

A Monroe County Sheriff’s Department deputy assesses the crash scene Friday night on Ames Road. (Alan Dooley photo)

A Prairie du Rocher man died from injuries sustained in a truck rollover crash on Ames Road about one mile south of Route 3 near Red Bud shortly before 6 p.m. Friday.

Richard Schlesinger

Responding agencies included the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County EMS and Red Bud Fire Department.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing said Saturday morning that Richard Schlesinger, 69, of Prairie du Rocher, was transported by ambulance to Red Bud Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The crash remains under investigation.

Schlesinger is survived by wife Karla, sons Waylon and Ryan and a grandson, among other relatives and friends. Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. Feb. 11 and 9-11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Pechacek Funeral Home, Red Bud.

Funeral services take place 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at the funeral home.

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