Name released in fatal accident in neighboring Dodge County


May 11, 2020 – Dodge Co., WI – On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at about 11:13 AM, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a single vehicle crash with a driver not responsive or conscious.

The crash occurred near the intersection of CTH E and STH 60 in the Township of Hustisford.  

The initial investigation indicates the car was southbound on CTH E from the Village of Hustisford and left the roadway, continued through ditches and over a driveway, crossed over STH 60, crashed through a fence at LKQ Smart Parts and came to rest after striking a storage container on the property.  

The driver was found unresponsive and life-saving attempts were made by numerous medical personnel.   The driver was, however, pronounced dead at the scene.

 Witnesses described observations which indicate the driver may have had a medical episode during the crash.  The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved.    

The crash remains under investigation.  It has not been determined if the death was the result of injuries or due to another medical problem.

Assisting at the scene were the Hustisford Fire and First Responders, Mayville EMS, Watertown Paramedics, Flight for Life and the Sheriff Chaplain.  Identification of the driver will not be released until at least 24 hours, pending notification of family members.  

UPDATE 05-11-2020

The deceased driver was identified as John Muth, 64, Village of Hustisford.  The incident remains under investigation into the cause of death and cause of crash.  

Questions may be directed to Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt.

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