Authorities Identify Drivers Injured In Collision Near Watertown

10/26/17 – Authorities have identified the drivers in a two-vehicle collision involving a motorist who was heading the wrong way on State Highway 16-26. The wreck occurred around 7:30pm Tuesday night, a half mile north of Watertown. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says dispatch received multiple reports prior to the accident of a southbound car in the northbound lanes. Within minutes, the collision occurred. The driver of the wrong-way car is 55-year-old Mark Harmon of Fennimore, who was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was arrested for Fourth Offense Operating While Intoxicated, Causing Injury. Open containers of alcoholic beverages were allegedly found inside Harmon’s car. The driver of the northbound car that was struck, 29-year-old Sam Taubenheim of rural Watertown, was flown from the scene to a trauma center with serious but not life-threatening injuries. His current condition was not made available. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The southbound lanes were used as a helicopter landing zone and reopened at 10:40pm. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Watertown Police Department, Watertown Fire and Paramedics, the Clyman Fire Department, Flight for Life, and the Dodge County Emergency Response Team.