UPDATE – Single Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality Near Watertown

UPDATED 11:10am on 11/27/22
(Watertown) Further details have been released in relation to a single vehicle crash that occurred near Watertown on Tuesday. Deputies with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office were initially dispatched to the Town of Oak Grove on STHWY26 after reports of a hit and run crash before being alerted to the fleeing vehicle having traveled at a high rate of speed exiting HWY26 at the roundabout for STHWY19 near the Township of Emmet and crashing. Arriving on scene the driver, now identified as 67-year-old Joseph R. Berger of Cambria, was found trapped, unresponsive, but breathing within his vehicle. Berger, the lone occupant of the vehicle was extricated by the Watertown Fire Department before being transported by Flight for Life to Aurora Summit Hospital for treatment. Ultimately Berger succumbed to his injuries Sunday. The crash remains under investigation.