WATERTOWN — Two people are dead and several others were taken to the hospital after a law enforcement pursuit ended in a crash in Watertown early Wednesday morning, October 7th.
According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 1:57 a.m. an officer initiated and conducted a traffic stop on County Road E near County Road P in the Town of Ixonia. At approximately 2:13 a.m. the driver of the vehicle fled from the traffic stop at a high rate of speed, northbound on County Road E toward Watetown.
As the vehicle entered Watertown, the driver lost control on a slight curve on Concord Drive near Richards Avenue and crashed into a tree near Brian Court. The driver and front seat passenger were both fatally injured in the crash. Three other passengers were transported to area medical facilities.
Responding units from the Watertown Police Department, Fire, EMS and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office arrived on scene to assist with medical needs and incident control.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has turned over the investigation to the Wisconsin State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Team and the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is also involved.
Officials have not commented on the reason for the chase.
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