The victim of this fatal accident has been identified as Michael D. Sharpee, 62 years old of Lodi, Wisconsin.
FATAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT
On February 27th, 2018 at approximately 4:09 pm the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle motor vehicle accident occurring on Reynolds Rd near Lovering Rd in Lodi Township. This location is west of the City of Lodi. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2013 Ford Focus being operated by a 65 year old female was traveling westbound on Reynolds Rd and traveled onto the right (north) shoulder. The Focus continued into the ditch and overturned. The operator of the Focus was transported to UW Hospital by Medflight. A 62 year old male passenger was pronounced deceased on-scene. While the speed of the Focus remains under investigation, alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Seatbelts were worn by both occupants. Reynolds Rd was closed during the investigation for approximately three and half hours.
The crash remains under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, names of the occupants are being withheld pending notification of family.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office, Lodi Police Department, Lodi Fire Department, Lodi EMS, UW MedFlight, Columbia County Highway Department, and Blystone’s Towing.
SHERIFF DENNIS RICHARDS