SUNDAY, 11/27/2022 – 9:28 a.m.
EMMET, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities have identified the man who later died after crashing his own vehicle after he allegedly was involved in a minor hit-and-run crash while fleeing the scene in southeast Wisconsin.
According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the pickup truck involved in the crash on State Highway 19 was identified as Joseph Berger, a 67-year-old from Cambria.
Deputies say that Berger was transported by a Flight for Life helicopter to Aurora Summit Hospital after the incident, where he died on November 26.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Crash Investigation Team and the Dodge County Medical Examiner.
No other information was provided.
Original Story: Wisconsin man fleeing hit-and-run crash wrecks own vehicle, sustains serious injuries
TUESDAY, 11/22/2022 – 4:19 p.m.
EMMET, Wis. (WFRV) – A man allegedly involved in a minor hit-and-run crash fled the scene and then reportedly crashed his own vehicle, causing serious injury to himself in southeast Wisconsin on Tuesday.
According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary investigations show a 67-year-old man from Cambria was suspected of being involved in a minor hit-and-run crash on State Highway 26 in the town of Oak Grove.
It was reported that the striking vehicle fled the scene southbound. As deputies responded to locate the vehicle, updates were received that the striking truck was traveling at a high rate of speed and had eventually exited and crashed.
A responding deputy arrived at the crash, and the man was found trapped and unresponsive but still breathing inside the truck.
The man was extricated by the Watertown Fire Department and was transported by Flight For Life to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. The status of the man is unknown at this time.
Both crashes remain under investigation by the Crash Investigation Team. Excessive speed was a factor in the seriousness of the second crash.
No further information was provided.
This is a developing story, and Local 5 News will update this if any additional details are released following the two crashes in Dodge County.