News – July 24, 2020

(Hustisford) One person suffered life-threatening injuries after being ejected in a single-vehicle rollover crash yesterday in the Town of Hustisford. A 20-year-old Neosho woman lost control of her vehicle while swerving for a deer on Elmwood Road around 5:30pm. A 20-year-old male passenger from Brookfield was the one ejected sustaining life-threatening injuries.  The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say speed and seatbelt usage not wearing a seatbelt were factors in the crash which is being investigated by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.

(Markesan) One person was killed, and another seriously injured, after an SUV collided with an agricultural sprayer near Markesan. The accident occurred Wednesday night around 9pm on County Road A in the Town of Mackford. The northbound SUV struck the eastbound, self-propelled sprayer at the intersection with Hickory Road. The 73-year-old driver of the SUV was killed while his passenger, a 72-year-old woman, was flown from the scene with severe injuries. The operator of the sprayer sustained minor injuries.

(Rubicon) A Juneau man was convicted yesterday (Thursday) of not having a valid driver’s license at the time of a fatal crash. Robert Underwood told investigators that he was coughing and choking before he abruptly crossed the centerline on State Highway 60. The driver of the other vehicle, Beverly Vincent, was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger, Bryan Vincent, was flown from the scene with serious injuries. The 48-year-old is facing up to three-and-a-half-years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Underwood is due back in court in September.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman accused of resisting police while she was being arrested entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment hearing yesterday. Theresa Lillie allegedly resisted and kicked a police officer while she was being arrested for drunk driving. If convicted, the 31-year-old faces over six years in prison.

(Fond du Lac) Authorities in Fond du Lac County have arrested a suspect in connection to an adult store robbery from last weekend. On Sunday night, an individual brandishing a knife robbed a person at XCITE shop on County Highway N. The victim was not injured. Yesterday (Thursday) morning, detectives with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office took the suspect into custody without incident. He is being held at the county jail on a probation hold. The investigation is still ongoing.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reporting 1,052 positive coronavirus cases in Thursday’s daily update, which 6.9-percent of the over 15,000 tests announced. There are 9,504 active cases in the state, up 219 from Wednesday. State health officials reporting 13 deaths, bringing that number to 878. Dodge County has five deaths on record and 592 cases, an increase of eight from Wednesday. County health officials are actively monitoring 69 people while 281 have recovered.

(Wisconsin) 740-thousand people have requested absentee ballots for the August 11th primary. It’s the latest sign that a lot more people are going to vote by mail this year. The number of ballots requested this year outnumbers all of the votes cast in 2016’s August primary, and almost six-times as many absentee ballots from that same year. The Wisconsin Elections Commission says almost 200-thousand ballots have already been filled out and sent back.

(Beaver Dam) City officials in Beaver Dam are looking to put an end to motorists making illegal left turns into the post office. Following reconstruction of North Spring Street two years ago, the left turn lane that had been in place for decades was eliminated. State transportation officials say the left turn lane was a safety issue because it was too close to the intersection, backing up traffic onto Mackie Street. There is a ‘no left turn sign’ in place but motorists, faced with no easy way to turn around, have been chronically ignoring the signage. A plan that advanced out of committee this week would see the installation of flexible marker posts between the northbound and southbound lanes by the post office on Spring Street. The full council will vote on the plan next month.

(Beaver Dam) A retired Beaver Dam firefighter will serve as flag bearer during the Patriot’s tour trek through Wisconsin this weekend. The Patriot Tour raises money for veterans by taking one American flag through all 48 continental states via city-to-city motorcycle relay. The Patriot Tour returns to its home-city of Beaver Dam tomorrow (Saturday) and will be welcomed with a noon route through the city and a 1pm flag transfer at Ooga Brewing. Beaver Dam native Jeff Fuhrman, who is a veteran with the United State Coast Guard, will receive the America flag at Ooga and transport it to Fennimore, Wisconsin. The flag will then depart Sunday for Iowa.