2 injured in car vs. semitrailer crash

Police: Alcohol may be factor
2 injured in car vs. semitrailer crash

Two people are recovering after being seriously injured in a crash between a car and a semitrailer early Saturday, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said.

In a news release, officials said police responded to a reported crash at the intersection of County Road A and County Road W around 3:30 a.m.

Officials said John W. Petri, 24, of Horicon, was driving east on County Road W when he failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a semitrailer being driven by a 57-year-old Daniel Bouchette of Watertown. The Petri and his passenger, Jacob J. Steiner, 24, of Juneau, suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

Petri was taken to Beaver Dam Hospital and later taken to UW Hospital in Madison for his injuries. Steiner was taken to Oconomowoc Hospital.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, the release said.

The semitrailer driver was not injured, officials said.