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Two dead in Dodge County New Year's Eve crash

Woman crashes after driving wrong way on CTH R
Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 16:12:59-05

A 60-year-old woman driving the wrong way on a Dodge County road died and killed another on New Year's Eve.

Curtis Wolter of Hustisford died on the scene after his pickup truck was hit head-on by Gloria Batzler of Watertown in an SUV.  

Batzler was driving east in the west lane of County Highway R Sunday evening, according to a statement from the Dodge County Sheriff's Office. 

Batzler hit  62-year-old Wolter's car just east of County Highway EM around 5:37 p.m. Sunday. After the initial crash, another car driving behind Wolter hit both vehicles. The driver and two passengers of that vehicle received non-life threatening injuries. 

Both Batzler and Wolter were pronounced dead at the scene by the Dodge County Medical Examiner.

County Highway R was closed for some time after the crash, but reopened later Sunday night.