July 2, 2024

A tragic car accident on State Highway 26 in Dodge County, Wisconsin, has resulted in the death of a 52-year-old man from Beaver Dam.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, the fatal collision occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 2nd, 2024.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a semi-trailer truck traveling eastbound on State Highway 26 collided with a westbound passenger vehicle at the intersection of Highway 26 and County Road D.

The impact of the crash sent both vehicles off the roadway, with the passenger vehicle coming to rest in a ditch.

Tragically, the driver of the passenger vehicle, identified as 52-year-old Robert J. Anderson of Beaver Dam, suffered fatal injuries in the accident.

Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

The driver of the semi-trailer truck, 35-year-old John M. Williams of Fond du Lac, was not injured in the crash.

Investigators believe that speed and failure to yield may have been contributing factors in the collision.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, is currently conducting a thorough investigation into the accident.

Witness accounts and physical evidence are being gathered to determine the precise sequence of events that led to the tragedy.

Community Mourns Loss

The Beaver Dam community is in mourning following the untimely loss of Robert Anderson. Anderson was a well-known and respected member of the community, known for his kindness and dedication to his family and church.

Friends and family describe Anderson as a devoted husband and father, always willing to lend a helping hand. His sudden passing has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him.

Call for Safety

The tragic car crash in Dodge County serves as a somber reminder of the importance of safe and responsible driving.

Speeding and failure to yield are common contributing factors in fatal car accidents. By adhering to posted speed limits and practicing defensive driving techniques, motorists can significantly reduce the risk of becoming involved in a collision.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office urges all drivers to prioritize safety on the roadways. By obeying traffic laws and being aware of potential hazards, we can help prevent tragedies like this from happening in the future.

Support for Victims

The family of Robert Anderson is devastated by his loss. They ask for privacy as they navigate this difficult time.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family with expenses. Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-anderson-family.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office and the Beaver Dam community offer their deepest condolences to the Anderson family and all those affected by this tragedy.

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