Pair of Serious Accidents on Highway 33

1/18/12 – Slippery roads are said to have played a role in an accident that sent a 79-year-old Mayville man to the hospital. It happened a couple miles outside of Horicon just before 4pm on Highway 33 near North Grove Road. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, Ralph Smith was driving west when he lost control of his truck and it spun over the centerline and went into the ditch where it overturned and struck a utility pole. Smith had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Beaver Dam Community Hospital before being flown by MedFlight to UW-Hospital in Madison. Authorities say the highway was snow covered and slippery at the time of the crash.

Meanwhile, a head-on collision sent two Horicon men to the hospital early this morning. It also happened on Highway 33 near Fairfield Road just before 3am. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, 47-year-old Kevin Lucht was driving his truck east when he crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a car driven by 18-year-old Kiefer Davis. Both drivers were hospitalized. Authorities say their investigation is ongoing but they don’t believe road conditions were a factor in the crash.