Officials: Jeep runs stop sign in Dodge County, crashes into Freightliner; one hospitalized

FOX LAKE, Wis. (CBS 58) --- A 77-year-old woman was flighted to a hospital in Madison after failing to stop at a stop sign and colliding with a Freightliner on Saturday, April 17.

It happened just before 8:30 a.m. in the township of Fox Lake in Dodge County. 

According to officials, an initial investigation showed a Jeep was traveling west CTH C approaching a stop sign at the intersection with CTH A. Officials say a 2017 Freightliner truck tractor towing an enclosed box trailer was traveling north near the area. The Jeep failed to stop at the stop sign and was struck by the Freightliner, according to police.

The 77-year-old driver of the Jeep was transported to Beaver Dam Hospital where she was immediately flown by MedFlight helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison, police say. The 77-year-old driver was the only occupant of the Jeep. 

The 48-year-old driver of the Freightliner was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff's Office. 

CTH A was closed for approximately five hours as the scene was being cleared and the crash was being investigated, according to a news release. 

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fox Lake Fire Department, Fox Lake EMS, Beaver Dam Paramedics, MedFlight, DCERT, and the Dodge County Highway Department.

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