TOWN OF ELBA, Wis. - Two children are dead and four other people were seriously hurt in a Saturday morning crash in rural Dodge County, according to a news release from the county sheriff's office.
According to the release, a 41-year-old Watertown man was driving a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan north on County Road TT and approached a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 16/60 in the town of Elba.
Deputies said the Watertown man failed to stop and colliding with a 2004 Ford Econoline van driven by a 91-year-old Waukesha who was westbound on Highway 16/60.
Medics took a 36-year-old woman, a passenger in the Dodge van, to Summit Hospital in Oconomowoc with serious injuries. Two children in the Dodge van, ages 3 and 7, sustained life-threatening injures and were taken by helicopter to UW Hospital where they later died.
A 5-year-old in the Dodge van was also seriously injured and was taken by ambulance to Columbus Hospital and later UW Hospital, deputies said.
Deputies said the driver of the Ford van, plus his passenger, a 70-year-old Waukesha woman, were seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Columbus Hospital and later UW-Hospital.
The release said the Dodge County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate the crash as of Saturday afternoon.
Deputies said they are withholding names of the victims until Monday.
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