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Information Released From Fatal Accident in Dodge County

A 22-year-old Watertown woman, who was identified as Katie L. Webber, died on the scene and 60-year-old Patrick S. Hutton, of Pardeeville, received non-life-threatening injuries in a traffic crash on State Highway 16/60 near O’Connor Road in the town of Elba. This intersection is about one mile east of the city of Columbus.

It hapened at 7:48 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls of a two-vehicle crash. The initial investigation showed the woman’s vehicle was westbound on State Highway 16/60, crossed the center line, and collided head-on with the man’s eastbound vehicle. Katie Webber was extricated from the vehicle and pronounced deceased on the scene. The man, Patrick Hutton was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The drivers were the only occupants of each vehicle.

State Highway 16/60 was fully closed between Baden Street and County Highway TT for emergency personnel and the crash investigation.

The crash is under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and our Crash Investigation Team. Also responding to the crash were the Columbus Police Department, Columbus Fire Department, Fall River Fire Department, Lifestar Paramedics, and Flight For Life.

Questions may be directed to Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt