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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Two Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

July 20, 2009
Lt. Alecia Rauch Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI.  July 20, 2009 – At approximately 5:46 pm, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Belleville Police, Fire and EMS responded to a head-on crash at State Highway 69-92, west of Quarry Road, in the Town of Montrose. Due to the reported severity of the crash, Med Flight also responded to the scene.

The initial investigation indicates a 2000 Ford Taurus was traveling east on Highway 69-92 when it crossed over the westbound lanes and went into the north ditch line.  As the Ford Taurus attempted to drive out of the ditch, it collided with a westbound 2005 Ford F150 driven by Curtis Salssaa, 40, of Argyle Wisconsin. 

The driver and single occupant of the Ford Taurus, an 83 year-old female from Belleville, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Salssaa was transported to a local hospital with a minor injury.  Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Highway 69-92 was closed for approximately three hours.  The crash remains under investigation.  The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of relatives.