Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
Posted on 09/25/2022
On Sunday September 25th 2022 at 4:11 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of what was first reported as a possible hit and run crash in the 7900 block of Cty Tk M in the Town of Farmington. The incident was reported by a utility technician that had responded to the area due to a report of a broken utility pole. The technician had located the vehicle that had struck the pole and reported that it was unoccupied.

The first responding deputy on scene requested additional units respond as he believed that the operator may have been ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash. Deputies then began a search of the area and located the vehicle operator outside of the vehicle unresponsive and unconscious. Fillmore Fire Department and Newburg Rescue responded to the scene. Upon the arrival of rescue units, it was determined that the operator had sustained fatal injuries.

Preliminary investigation on scene indicated that the vehicle was southbound on Cty Tk M when it drifted over the center line to the east, crossed into the northbound lane, then exited the roadway off the east shoulder. The vehicle then struck a utility pole and several trees before coming to a rest. The operator was ejected from the vehicle. Speed appeared to be a factor in the crash.

Cty Tk M between Cty Tk A and River Dr in the Town of Farmington was closed to facilitate the crash investigation and clean-up.

The deceased operator was a 22 year old male from the Town of Farmington. The operator’s name is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

This incident was Washington County’s tenth traffic fatality in 2022.

No further information is being released at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team.