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Severe injuries in horse and buggy crash in neighboring Dodge County | by Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt

September 10, 2021 – Dodge County, WI – On Friday, September 10, 2021, at approximately 7:10 a.m., the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle versus horse and buggy crash on STH 16/60 west of the intersection with CTH J in the Township of Lowell, Dodge County, Wisconsin.


Initial investigation shows that a horse and buggy was traveling east on STH 16/60 approaching the intersection with CTH J. An SUV was traveling east on STH 16/60 and was approaching the rear of the horse and buggy. The front of the SUV struck the buggy causing the lone occupant of the buggy to be ejected.
The operator of the horse and buggy suffered severe injuries and was transported by LifeNet helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. The driver (sole occupant) of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was transported to Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
The horse was injured but alive and is being cared for by the owner.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.
Assisting at the scene were: Beaver Dam Paramedics, Reeseville Fire Department, Lowell Fire Department, Clyman Fire Department, Reeseville First Responders, LifeNet helicopter, and the Dodge County Emergency Response Team. STH 16/60 was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was being investigated.
Questions may be directed to Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt.
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