Driver injured in crash cited for 18th operating while suspended, officials say

TOWN OF HUBBARD, Wis. - One person had to be flown to Aurora Hospital by Flight for Life after suffering life-threatening injures in a crash in Dodge County around 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office responded to a motor vehicle crash on South 33 at the intersection with County Highway V, in the township of Hubbard, according to a release from the Dodge County  Sheriff's Office. 

Police believe that a Honda four-door was traveling south on County Highway V, approaching the intersection with South 33, and a Peterbilt straight truck towing a trailer was traveling west on South 33, approaching the intersection with County Highway. 

The two vehicles then collided in the intersection, which is controlled by a stop sign. 

The operator of the Honda, 25-year-old Jose Bermudez, of West Allis, sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown to Aurora Hospital in Summit by Flight for Life.  The operator of the Peterbilt, 29-year-old Cody Hanefeld, of Beaver Dam, was not injured in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation. 

Bermudez was cited for eighteenth-offense operating while suspended, ninth-offense operating without insurance, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to wear a seat belt.

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