(Dodge County) An update from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has released additional details about a fatal accident that happened Saturday on US 151 just north of Beaver Dam.
On Saturday, August 7th 2021 at approximately 2:03 PM, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash in the southbound traffic lanes of US 151 approximately 2/10 mile north of Cth B in the Township of Beaver Dam. Initial investigation indicate that a Kia operated by 68 year old Richard Wagner from Saint Joseph Illinois was traveling south on US 151 when his vehicle collided head on with a Mazda van driven by 87 year old Frederick Schultz of Columbus who was heading north in the southbound lanes.
Schltz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dodge County Medical Examiner. Wagner was transported to UW Hospital in Madison where he succumbed to his injuries. The sole passenger in the Kia, Melissa Rees died while being transported to UW Hospital in Madison.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the Dodge County Medical Examiner. The southbound traffic lanes of US 151 were closed for approximately 3 hours as the scene was being cleared and the crash was being investigated.