One Person Dead In Dodge County Crash On Hwy. 67
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash involving a pickup truck and semi at the intersection of STH 67 and Town Road MM, in the Township of Ashippun. The intersection is located roughly 2.5 miles south of the Village of Neosho.
911 calls started coming in to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 12:40 pm on Monday, June 21, 2021, with reports of a pickup truck and semi crash. Initial investigation showed that a Ford F350 pickup truck was westbound on Town Road MM, failed to stop at a stop sign, and was struck by a southbound semi-tractor trailer unit. The vehicles then entered the ditch area and struck a power pole with lives wires, which fell on top of both vehicles. There may have been some power outages in the area due to this.
The driver and only occupant of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a 45 year old female from Juneau, WI. The driver and passenger of the semi were uninjured. They were 21 and 22 year old males from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Failure to stop at a stop sign appears to be a primary factor in the fatality, but other factors are also being investigated including possible inattentive driving and seatbelt use.
Assistance at the scene was provided by the WI State Patrol, Western Lakes EMS, Ashippun Fire Department, the sheriff’s office crash investigation team, chaplains from the sheriff’s office, Dodge County Emergency Management, Dodge County Highway Department, DCERT, and WE Energies.