Man Dies After Running From the Scene of a Car Crash He Was In

DODGE COUNTY - One man is dead and another man is injured following a car crash on County Highway D near Zimmerman Drive in the Town of Beaver Dam.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 27-year-old Beaver Dam man was operating a 2001 Hyundai Sedan westbound on County Highway D. A 27-year-old Beaver Dam man was also a passenger in the vehicle.

The vehicle traveled left of the centerline of the roadway and crossed over the eastbound lane of County Highway D. The vehicle gradually entered the snow covered south side ditch, and began to rotate in a clockwise manner. The vehicle continued westbound in the snow covered ditch before striking a utility pole. The vehicle came to rest near a residential driveway west of Zimmerman. 

Both occupants of the vehicle exited the vehicle and ran approximately 1/2 a mile to the home of the operator of the car on County Highway D.

Both males received significant injuries as a result of the crash.

Once at the home, one of the males became unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the residence.

The other male was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The names of the occupants are being withheld pending notification of the family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Crash Investigation Team. 

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