Local Man Killed in Dodge County’s Ninth Fatal Accident This Year

Dodge County suffered its ninth fatal motor vehicle accident of the year early Friday morning. The Sheriff’s Department reports 47-year-old Frederick Schmidt was driving north on County DJ and drove through the stop sign at Highway 60, hitting the trailer of an eastbound semi. Schmidt’s vehicle was dragged for about a tenth of a mile down Highway 60. Schmidt was pronounced dead at the scene. Foggy conditions are believed to have been a factor in the accident.