(Pardeeville) Authorities in Columbia County say a Pardeeville man was killed in a single vehicle weekend crash. Dennis Gammeter Junior died Sunday in the accident that occurred around 5:17pm on Patchin Road, near Cummings Road, in the Township of Wyocena.
In a press release Tuesday, Sheriff Roger Brandner said that the investigation revealed that his Ford F-150 was traveling eastbound when it drifted into the south ditch line. The 40-year-old apparently overcorrected, entering the north ditch and striking a tree.
Gammeter was the only occupant in the truck and was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Speed and failure to maintain control appear to be contributing factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office, Wyocena Fire Department, Rio EMS, UW Med-Flight, and Blystone’s Towing.