Dodge County Crash Update

Dodge County Sheriff’s officials have released the names of those involved in a two-vehicle accident between a minivan and SUV on Highway 151 in the Town of Beaver Dam last Friday. Eighty-one-year-old Josef Merk of rural Fox Lake was driving the van that tried to turn in front of an SUV driven by 25-year-old Sarah Aellig of Waupun. Merk was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah with life-threatening injuries. Aellig’s 5-week-old daughter and 5-year-old son were in the SUV with her. The children were taken to American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison with non-life threatening injuries.