LOWELL—A horse and buggy driver has died from injuries he sustained Friday morning after being struck by an SUV.
A Dodge County sheriff’s deputy responded at 7:10 a.m. to a crash involving a Subaru SUV and a horse and buggy on State Highway 16/60 west of the intersection with County Highway J in the Town of Lowell.
The initial investigation revealed the horse and buggy was eastbound on State Highway 16/60 approaching the intersection with County Highway J. The Subaru driver, Eric Schmoldt, 34, of Sun Prairie, was also eastbound on State Highway 16/60. The front of the Subaru struck the rear of buggy causing the lone occupant of the buggy to be ejected.
The operator of the horse and buggy was flown by LifeNet Helicopter to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, and later died from his injuries.
Schmoldt sustained minor injuries and was transported to Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam.
The horse was injured and is being cared for.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Dodge County medical examiner. Beaver Dam paramedics, Reeseville, Lowell, Clyman fire departments and Reeseville first responders, LifeNet Helicopter and the Dodge County Emergency Response Team assisted at the scene.