Single Vehicle Accident Results in Fatality

(Columbia County) A single vehicle crash near the Town of Hampden has resulted in a fatality.  At approximately 4:06pm on Thursday December 30, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a possible vehicle crash on Sanderson Road in the Hampden Township.  Law enforcement and EMS were dispatched to the area and located the crashed vehicle.  A preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle, identified as a Cadillac was heading westbound on Sanderson Road before it entered the north ditch line.  The vehicle then rolled and struck a power pole, resulting in some power loss in the area, before coming to a rest in the ditch.  The driver of the vehicle identified as a 34-year-old Marshall resident was pronounced dead at the scene.  A juvenile passenger was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.  Speed and slippery road conditions appear to be factors in the crash.  Names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Columbus Police Department, Columbus Fire Department, Deforest EMS, Lifestar EMS, Alliant Energy, the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office, and 10-51 Towing.