Sept. 29, 2017 – Township of Beaver Dam, WI – On Sept. 29, 2017 at approximately 11:17 a.m., the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash on USH 151 near Hemlock Road, in the Township of Beaver Dam, Dodge County.
Preliminary investigation shows a Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling southbound on the west side gravel shoulder of USH 151, approaching the intersection with Hemlock Road.
A Chevrolet Equinox SUV was also traveling southbound on USH 151 on the inside lane approaching the intersection with Hemlock Road. The Dodge van abruptly turned eastbound and traveled across the southbound lanes of USH 151 to initiate a turn eastbound on Hemlock Road.
The Dodge van traveled into the path of the southbound Chevrolet SUV. The Chevrolet SUV struck the Dodge van on the driver’s side, causing the Dodge van to enter the median of USH 151 south of Hemlock Road where the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its wheels.
The operator of the Dodge van was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. The Chevrolet SUV also came to rest in the median of USH 151 south of Hemlock Rd. The three occupants in the Chevrolet SUV, a woman and two children, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The occupants of the Chevrolet SUV sought medical treatment on their own, and the two children were later transported by ambulance to American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI for treatment. The operator of the Dodge van suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown from the scene by Flight for Life to Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, WI.
Assisting at the scene was: Town of Beaver Dam Police Dept., City of Beaver Dam Police Dept., Beaver Dam EMS and Fire Department, Flight for Life and the Dodge County Emergency Response Team.
Identification of the persons involved is being withheld pending notification family members and will not be available until at least 9 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2017.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Crash Investigation Team and the Dodge County Medical Examiner.