Death toll rises in 2-car crash in Dodge County

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The death toll has risen to two people from a two-car crash in Dodge County on May 26.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that 39-year-old Eric Hagenbart died from his injuries in that crash.

The other driver involved, 24-year-old Ryan Schultz of Sun Prairie, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation showed that a minivan, driven by Hagenbart, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 151 and struck a southbound car, driven by Schultz, in a head-on collision.

The crash happened on U.S. 151 just north of Redwood Road in the township of Trenton.

Hagenbart, of Beaver Dam, was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office said alcohol and operating on the wrong side of the highway are believed to be contributing factors.