Drivers die in head-on crash near Waterloo

July 15, 2018

TOWN OF PORTLAND – Two people died on Friday after the vehicles that they were driving crashed head-on while they were traveling on Highway 19.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred on Friday at 4 p.m. on Highway 19 near North Street in the town of Portland, about a mile east of Waterloo.

The crash involved an eastbound passenger car and a westbound pickup truck. Each vehicle was occupied only by a driver, both of which were pronounced dead at the scene. The highway was closed for about three hours during the investigation. The factors involved in the crash are still under investigation and the identities of those involved will not be released for at least 24 hours.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the crash by the Waterloo Police Department, Waterloo Fire and EMS, Watertown EMS, Dodge County Sheriff Chaplain, Dodge County Medical Examiner, DCERT, UW Medflight, and the Dodge County Sheriff Crash Investigation Team (CIT).

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