Two-Vehicle Crash Results In Fatality In Jefferson County

(Jefferson) One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene on Highway 12 at Highway C in the town of Jefferson around 7:40am.

The preliminary investigation showed that the driver of a vehicle traveling west on 12 lost control and crossed into the eastbound lanes of the highway. A truck traveling eastbound on 12 was unable to avoid the vehicle and struck it.

The driver and only occupant of the vehicle sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Authorities say that person unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. The lone occupant and operator of the truck was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.