Baraboo woman and her dog die in Sauk County crash

SAUK COUNTY (WKOW) — A Baraboo woman and her dog died Sunday following a two-vehicle crash in the town of Westfield in Sauk County.

The Sauk County Communication Center was called about a two car crash that happened about 3:50 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 23 and County Highway W, in the township of Westfield.

Investigators say that a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, driven by Janette R. Accola, 87, of Baraboo, was traveling west bound on Highway W and pulled out in front of a 2009 Chrysler minivan.

The Chrysler, driven by Timothy G. Houk, 44 of Marshfield, was traveling north on Highway 23 and collided with Accola’s Oldsmobile.

Accola and a dog riding in her car suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene by Sauk County Coroner Greg Hahn.

Houk suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and neither alcohol nor speed are believed to be factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sauk County Reconstruction Team.  Traffic was detoured around the scene for about two and half hours.

Loganville Fire Department, Loganville First Responders, Reedsburg Ambulance, Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, and Med Flight all responded.

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