Driver dies in Dodge County car crash after deputy attempts traffic stop for speeding

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DODGE COUNTY, Wis. — A 21-year-old man from Fond du Lac died early Thursday morning after a Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a traffic stop before the driver sped away.

A press release from the DCSO said a deputy tried to stop a speeding car on County Highway C in Trenton around 1:20am on Thursday.

The car accelerated away from the deputy. About a minute later, the deputy found the car crashed into a tree by the road. Deputies had to remove the driver from the car, where he was later pronounced dead at the scene despite law enforcement attempting lifesaving measures.

The driver was alone in the car.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash.