Horse And Buggy Accident Turns Fatal

A Friday morning accident involving a vehicle and a horse and buggy in Dodge County has now turned fatal.

The operator of the buggy was airlifted to UW-Hospital in Madison for severe injuries, and Dodge County authorities reported Sunday that he had passed away as a result of the injuries.

The accident occurred around 7:10 a.m. Friday, on Hwy. 16/60, west of the intersection with County J in the Town of Lowell. The horse and buggy were traveling east on Hwy. 16/60, approaching the intersection, when it was hit from behind by a 34-year old Sun Prairie man driving an SUV. The rider was ejected from the buggy.

The driver that caused the accident suffered minor injuries and was treated at a Beaver Dam Hospital. The horse was injured but is currently being cared for. That crash remains under investigation.