UPDATE: Saturday’s crash in Dodge Co. death total up to 3, 87-year-old drove wrong way on US 151

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MONDAY 8/9/2021 1:42 p.m.

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WFRV) – One more person died from a Saturday crash in Dodge County where an 87-year-old man drove the wrong way on US 151.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, 87-year-old Frederick Schultz from Columbus, Wisconsin was driving a Mazada van northbound on US 151 in the southbound traffic lanes when hit another car. Schultz was pronounced dead at the scene.

68-year-old Melissa Richard Wagner from Saint Joseph, Illinois, and 53-year-old Melissa Rees from Terre Haute, Indiana were in the Kia Optima that Schultz collided with. The two vehicles collided head-on.

Rees died while being transported to the UW Hospital in Madison and Wagner was transported to the same hospital but died a short time later.

The crash is still under investigation. Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

ORIGINAL: Car travels wrong way on Dodge Co. highway, results in head-on collision that kills 2

SUNDAY 8/8/2021 7:38 a.m.

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WFRV) – Two people are dead and one person is severely injured after a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon in the Township of Beaver Dam.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, at around 2:03 p.m., deputies responded to a crash in the southbound traffic lanes of US 151 approximately 2/10 mile north of Cth B.

Officials say an initial investigation showed that a Kia was traveling south on US 151 in the left inside traffic lane when a Mazda traveling north on US 151 began traveling the wrong way in the southbound traffic lane. Authorities say both vehicles engaged in a head-on collision.

Deputies say the driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dodge County Medical Examiner while the driver of the Kia was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials report a sole passenger in the Kia died on the way to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the Dodge County Medical Examiner.

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