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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Responded To Two Fatal Accidents

Press Release - Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident


Sheriff Paul Milbrath reports that on October 24, 2023 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate crashes that both resulted in fatalities. Both of the crashes only had one occupant in the vehicle.

The first crash happened in the Town of Farmington at 8:53 p.m. A vehicle was traveling eastbound on Resort Dr at a high rate of speed, and failed to stop at the stop sign on Resort Dr at CTH Y. The vehicle proceeded to cross over CTH Y and struck a structure, an unattended vehicle, and a tree. The occupant was transported to a local hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. There were no individuals outside where the crash occurred on the property. Johnson Creek Pd, Fire, and EMS assisted at the scene.

The second crash happened in the Town of Waterloo at 10:18 p.m. A vehicle was traveling southbound on Younker Ln at a high rate of speed, and failed to negotiate a curve where Younker Ln meets with Peschel Rd. The vehicle struck a tree and became fully engulfed. The occupant was pronounced dead at the scene. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was requested to assist our agency in the investigation, due to our earlier fatality utilizing several of our resources. Waterloo Fire and EMS also assisted on scene.

The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted at both scenes.