Fatal Crash
Posted on 02/28/2024
Date: 02-28-2024
Case: Fatal Crash – 24-7232
Authority: Sgt Alexander Herriges

On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 8:53 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of what was first reported as a vehicle in the ditch on Division Rd north of Hy 60 in the Town of Jackson. The incident was reported by a passerby who indicated that the vehicle was still running with its lights on and that it was unknown if it was occupied.

The first responding deputy on scene located the vehicle unoccupied in the east ditch of Division Rd facing northbound. The operator and lone occupant of the vehicle was located outside of the vehicle unresponsive and unconscious. Upon the arrival of Jackson Fire and Rescue, it was determined that the operator had sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

The preliminary investigation on scene indicated that the vehicle was southbound on Division Rd when it went off onto the west shoulder, overcorrected back to the east and across the northbound lane of traffic, then entered the east ditch and overturned. The operator was ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle came to a rest among heavy brush in the east ditch.

Division Rd between Pleasant Valley Rd and Hy 60 was closed for approximately four hours to facilitate vehicle recovery and crash investigation. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted on scene by the Jackson Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The deceased operator of the vehicle was a 23-year-old female from the Village of Germantown. The operator’s name is not being released currently pending notification of next of kin.

This incident was Washington County’s first traffic fatality of 2024.

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