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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Head-on Fatality Crash

December 27, 2009
Sgt. Kerry Porter Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI:   December 27, 2009

At 6:15 p.m.  Dane County Deputies, along with Mazomanie and Black Earth Fire and EMS, were dispatched to a head-on crash on USH 14 near Miller Farm Rd. in the Town of Black Earth.  Initial reports indicated a pickup truck was traveling westbound on USH 14 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle.

The initial investigation indicates a 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup truck driven by Jeffrey D. Bauer, age 49, was traveling westbound on USH 14 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck a  2007 Kia Spectra that was traveling eastbound.  It is believed Bauer fell asleep while operating his vehicle.

Baur sustained non life threatening injuries and was transported by EMS to a Madison area hospital.  The driver of the Kia Spectra, a 57 year old female, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the deceased driver is being withheld pending notification of family.

Dane County Sheriff Crash Reconstruction personnel assisted the patrol deputies with investigating the crash.  Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Med Flight responded to the scene, but was not utilized for patient transport.