Two Injuries Reported In Wrong Way Driver Crash

10/25/17 – Two people were injured last night in a two-vehicle collision involving a motorist who was driving the wrong way on State Highway 16-26. The wreck occurred around 7:30pm a half mile north of Watertown. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says dispatch received multiple reports prior to the accident of a southbound car in the northbound lanes. Within minutes, the collision occurred. The driver of the wrong-way car, a 55-year-old Fennimore man, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was arrested for Fourth Offense Operating While Intoxicated, Causing Injury. Open containers of alcoholic beverages were allegedly found inside the suspect’s car. The driver of the northbound car that was struck, a 29-year-old rural Watertown man, was flown from the scene to a trauma center with serious but not life-threatening injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The southbound lanes were used as a helicopter landing zone and reopened around 11pm. Names are being withheld pending notification of family. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Watertown Police Department, Watertown Fire and Paramedics, the Clyman Fire Department, Flight for Life, and the Dodge County Emergency Response Team.