Sheriff: Drunken driving, lack of seat belt cause of injuries in crash

Sheriff: Drunken driving, lack of seat belt cause of injuries in crash
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The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said two people were injured in a crash between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck.

It happened around 7:13 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Highway 28, 67/175 South and Highway 28 South in the town of Theresa.

The grain-filled semi was traveling westbound on Highway 28 south when it entered the intersection to make a left turn at a stop sign. The pickup truck was traveling northbound on Highway 28, 67/175 South, which is uncontrolled.

Dean Adelmeyer, 48, from Theresa was driving the tractor-trailer. He was treated and released from the hospital for minor injuries.

The pickup truck driver was Todd Henke, a 56-year-old man from Fond du Lac. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was flown to a trauma center with serious, but likely non-life-threatening injuries, Sheriff Dale Schmidt said.

Henke was arrested for a fifth-offense felony for driving with a blood alcohol level that is over the legal limit.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

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