Man, woman involved in fatal Dodge Co. crash now identified

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DODGE COUNTY (WITI) — Dodge County Sheriff’s officials say a 77-year-old Jefferson woman died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash on Sunday morning, January 19th. That woman has been identified as Helen Wellmann.

Sheriff’s officials say the crash happened around 9:00 a.m. on County M, near County J in the Township of Clyman.

A preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle was headed north on County M when the driver, a 77-year-old Jefferson man, identified as John Wellmann, lost control on snow covered and slippery roads and slid off the road.

Sheriff’s officials say the vehicle struck the railroad signal gate crossing just south of County J.

John Wellmann was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Helen Wellmann was taken to the hospital via Flight for Life, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.