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Fatal accident Sunday morning in neighboring Dodge County

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Feb. 26, 2017 – Dodge County, WI – One person was killed an another seriously injured following a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in neighboring Dodge County.

The Dodge County Sheriff responded to the crash on County Highway D near Zimmerman Drive in the Township of Beaver Dam.

A preliminary investigation shows a 27-year-old rural Beaver Dam man was operating a 2001 Hyundai sedan westbound on County Highway D near the intersection with Zimmerman Drive.

A 27-year-old rural Beaver Dam man was also passenger in the vehicle.  The vehicle traveled left of the center line of the roadway and crossed over the eastbound lane of County Highway D.  The vehicle gradually entered the snow covered south side ditch, and began to rotate in a clockwise manner.  The vehicle continued westbound in the snow covered ditch before striking a utility pole.  The vehicle came to rest near a residential driveway west of Zimmerman Drive.

Both occupants of the vehicle exited the vehicle and ran approximately ½ mile to the home of the operator on County Highway D.  Both males received significant injuries as a result of the crash.  Once at the home, one of the males became unresponsive and was later pronounced deceased at the residence.  The other male was transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The names of the occupants are being withheld pending notification of family.

Assisting at the scene was:  Dodge County Crash Investigation Team, Beaver Dam Fire Department and EMS and Dodge County Emergency Response Team.

The accident remains under investigation.


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