One dead in Jefferson Co. crash

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 11:48 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 9:53 PM CST
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TOWN OF JEFFERSON, Wis. (WMTV) – One person is dead following a Wednesday morning crash in the Town of Jefferson, the Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the driver, whose name has not been released, was heading west on State Hwy. 12 around 7:40 a.m. and lost control of the vehicle. The driver crossed into eastbound lanes where an oncoming truck swerved to avoid the vehicle, but the vehicles ended up colliding.

The driver of the vehicle that crossed into oncoming lanes suffered critical injuries in the crash and later died at the hospital, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The Sheriff’s Office noted the Fort Atkinson Fire Dept., Wisconsin State Patrol, and Jefferson Co. Emergency Communications assisted on the scene and the wreck remains under investigation.

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