TOWN OF EMMET — Two people died Sunday evening after a three-vehicle crash on Highway R near Highway EM, according to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office issued a news release stating that preliminary investigation shows a GMC Jimmy was traveling eastbound on Highway R in the westbound lane. The GMC struck a westbound Ford Ranger head-on east of Highway EM at 5:37 p.m. A Chevrolet Trailblazer that was traveling westbound behind the Ford Ranger stuck both vehicles.
The female driver of the GMC and male driver of the Ford were pronounced dead at the scene by the Dodge County Medical Examiner. There were no passengers inside those vehicles.
According to the sheriff’s office, there were three occupants of the Chevrolet. All three received non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Summit.
The names involved are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Assisting at the scene were Dodge County Crash Investigation Team, Lebanon Fire Department and EMS, Dodge County Medical Examiner, Watertown Fire Department Paramedics, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain and Dodge County Emergency Response Team.
Dodge County had 21 people who died in traffic accidents in 2017, a year after 12 people perished on county roads. From 2011-15, Dodge County averaged 10.5 highway deaths per year.