Fatal Crash in Dodge Co.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 --- 10:51 a.m.

Press Release from the Dodge Co. Sheriff's Department:

Dodge County Sheriff's Department responded to an injury crash at the intersection of CTH TW and CTH AY in the Town of Theresa at 2:19 pm, Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

Investigation shows Eugene J. Belcha, 83 years of age, was traveling east bound on CTH TW and stopped for the stop sign at CTH AY. Belcha failed to yield right of way to a south bound vehicle traveling on CTH AY operated by Ryan Dittberner, 21 years of age from rural Lomira. Collision occurred in intersection. Both Belcha and his passenger, Ruth M. Blecha, 80 years of age from North Fond du Lac were injured.

Eugene was transported by Flight for Life Helicopter to Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee where he later died from his injuries. Ruth Belcha was transported by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Ryan Dittberner suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. All three parties were wearing their seat belts. Crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff's Department.

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