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Fatal accident in neighboring Dodge County | By Sheriff Dale Schmidt

December 12, 2020 – Township of Rubicon, WI – On Saturday, December 12, 2020 at about 12:30 p.m., the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two vehicle crash with injuries on STH 60 near Jefferson Road, in the Township of Rubicon, Dodge County.

This location was about 3 miles west of Hartford.

The initial investigation showed a small SUV, driven by a 40-year-old Neosho man, was eastbound, lost control and entered the westbound lane.  That vehicle was then struck broadside by a westbound pickup driven by a 50-year-old Horicon man and occupied by his 11-year-old son.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital, and was pronounced dead there.  The other driver and his child were treated and released from the hospital.

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Road conditions, blowing snow, and wind were factors in the crash, and other factors are being investigated to determine any contribution to the cause of the crash.

The crash and death are under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Dodge County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, DCERT, Dodge County Sheriff Chaplain, Hartford EMS, Neosho Fire and First Responders.

The state highway was closed for approximately 2 hours due to the investigation and complete road blockage.

Questions may be directed to Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt.

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