Monday, January 20, 2014

1-21-14 dodge county traffic fatality victim identified

A one vehicle accident on a snow covered, slippery road in Dodge County has claimed the life of an elderly Jefferson woman.  The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department says rescue personnel were called to the scene on County M near County J in the Township of Clyman around 9am Sunday.  The victim has been identified as the passenger, 77 year old
 Helen Wellman from Jefferson.  Preliminary investigation shows that a Chevrolet Impala was traveling north on County M.
  The driver lost control on snow covered and slippery roads sliding off the road. The vehicle struck the railroad signal gate crossing just south of County J.   The driver, a 77 year old male from Jefferson, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported by EMS to Watertown Hospital.  The accident remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Team.

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