21-Year-Old Dies After Crash In Sauk County

Posted Sunday, September 4, 2011 --- 11:50 a.m.

From the Sauk County Sheriff's Department:

The names of the drivers involved in the traffic crash on Gillem Road just south of CTH T in the Township of Fairfield on September 3, 2011 are being identified.

Katherine Baxter, age 21, of Baraboo, WI was operating a 2006 Lexus southbound on Gillem Road just south of CTH T when she crossed over the centerline and struck a 2008 Ford F350 pick-up truck, operated by LeRoy Luther, age 73, of Brookfield, WI, head-on.

Baxter was extricated from her vehicle by Baraboo Fire Department personnel utilizing the JAWS of LIFE, and was transported from the scene to UW Hospital in Madison by Med Flight Helicopter.

Luther was treated and released at the scene by Baraboo Ambulance personnel.

Baxter was pronounced dead on September 4, 2011 at UW Hospital as a result of injuries she received in this crash.

Both operators were wearing their seatbelts. This incident remains under investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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