29-year-old dead at scene of crash ID’d

Alcohol may have been factor in 2-vehicle wreck in Dodge Co., officials say

A 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a wreck on Highway 151 in Dodge County early Saturday, officials said.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 151 south of North Salem Road in the town of Calamus at 4:04 a.m.

Jesse Becker, 29, of Lake Mills, had been driving a 2000 Volkswagen Passat south in the northbound lanes of Highway 151, according to a news release. The Passat collided with a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck headed north that was driven by Stephanie Sass, 26, of Beaver Dam.

Sass suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Beaver Dam Community Hospital, the sheriff’s department said.

Becker was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Dodge County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The sheriff’s department said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the a portion of the northbound lane of Highway 151 was closed for more than 4 hours Saturday morning due to the incident. The lane was reopened at about 8:30 a.m.