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Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motorcycle crash which resulted in the death of a passenger and life-threatening injuries to the operator.

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024, a passersby reported a motorcycle crash with serious injuries on State Highway 33 near Thompson Rd., in the township of Beaver Dam.

A group of motorcycles was eastbound on State Highway 33 and began slowing in traffic, possibly due to a passenger vehicle slowing to turn into a driveway. The involved motorcycle lost control and both occupants were ejected from the motorcycle. The operator, a 42 year old Beaver Dam man, was flow by UW Med Flight to a level 2 trauma center with life-threatening injuries. A 50 year old female passenger, also from Beaver Dam, died at the landing zone site, which had been established nearby at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

Neither occupant was wearing a helmet, which was a factor in the seriousness of the injuries. The crash remains under investigation. Assisting in the response and investigation were the Beaver Dam Fire Department and Paramedics, Dodge County Medical Examiner, Dodge County Emergency Response Team (DCERT), UW Med Flight, Flight For Life, Beaver Dam Police Department, and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain.

Questions may be directed to Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt