On Monday, November 9, at around 2:00 p.m., a 66-year-old woman from Fort Atkinson was involved in a head on collision with a semi-tractor trailer on U.S. Highway 12 near Clear View Road in the Dane County town of Christiana. The woman was driving her vehicle in the eastbound lane of the highway when she crossed over the center line and collided with the truck that was traveling in the opposite direction.
The woman, who was alone in her vehicle at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 38-year-old driver of the semi-tractor, a man only identified as being from Kenosha, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Dane County authorities said that speed and alcohol are not being considered as factors in the accident, but the crash is still considered under investigation. The highway was closed for several hours while officials worked to clear the wreckage.