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Inattentive driving a factor in fatal Dodge County crash, authorities say

Fatal crash near Township of Beaver Dam in Dodge County on Dec. 6

DODGE COUNTY — One man was killed and another driver was injured in a head-on crash in the Township of Beaver Dam, Friday, Dec. 6.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, around 9:30 a.m., 19-year-old Jacob Anderson of Jackson, Wisconsin, was headed westbound in a pickup truck and crossed the centerline on State Highway 33. He collided with an SUV traveling eastbound. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Schultz of Juneau, Wisconsin, was not wearing his seatbelt — sheriff’s officials said — and was found unresponsive in his car.

Schultz was extricated through a window so life-saving attempts could be made, but he was later pronounced dead while awaiting transfer to the hospital via helicopter.

Anderson received minor injuries.

Authorities said inattentive driving due to drowsiness and lack of seatbelt use were factors.

State Highway 33 was closed until about 12:30 p.m.

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