Two children killed, several others seriously injured following crash between two vans in Dodge County

UPDATE: A crash in Dodge County has now turned fatal.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, a 3-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy were both killed after two vans collided in the Town of Elba.

The crash remains under investigation.


Posted: August 12, 2017

On Saturday at 9:41 AM, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 16/60 at the intersection with County Trunk Highway TT, in the Town of Elba.

A 41-year-old man from Watertown was driving a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan north on Highway TT approaching the stop sign at the intersection with State Highway 16/60. Four other people were in the van including a 36-year-old woman and three children, 7, 5 and 3-years-old.

A 91-year-old man from Waukesha was driving a 2004 Ford Econoline van west on State Highway 16/60 approaching the same intersection. The Ford van had a 70-year-old woman as a passenger. 

The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of the Dodge Caravan failed to stop at the stop sign and drove through the intersection causing the vans to collide.

The male driver of the Dodge van was not seriously injured and refused treatment at the scene.  The 36-year-old female passenger in the Dodge van was transported to Summit Hospital in Oconomowoc with serious injuries. The 5-year-old child in the Dodge van was transported to Columbus Hospital with serious injuries, and then transferred by ambulance to UW-Hospital in Madison. The 3 and 7-year old children in the Dodge van sustained life-threatening injuries, and were taken by helicopter to UW-Hospital in Madison.

The male driver and female passenger in the Ford van were both transported from the scene with serious injuries to Columbus Hospital and later taken by ambulance to UW-Hospital.

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