On Tuesday Dec. 22, a fatal, single-vehicle crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the town of Franklin.
According to a press release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s office, who responded to the incident, the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree near the intersection of Highway B and Knob Road, leaving the driver deceased.
At the time of the crash, the Sauk County Sheriff withheld the name of the driver to notify the family. Last week, the family confirmed the driver was Kody Allen Phillips, 28, of Plain.
According to the obituary written by his mother, Joni Johnson-Kropp, Phillips leaves behind his wife, Courtney Johnson and his 18 month old daughter Miryn Mae, along with a large extended family.
“He was so proud of his sweet family,” said the obituary.
Phillips was a 2011 graduate of River Valley High School, was employed at Pre-Played in Madison, and the couple had recently purchased a home in Plain.
Visitation was held 3-6:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green, 780 N Winsted St. A private funeral service for family and close friends followed at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Spring Green, 237 E Daley St.
Responding agencies included the Sauk County Sheriff and Plain Fire Department/EMS.