Head-on collision on highway 35 results in 1 death

DE SOTO, Wis. (WKBT) - One person is dead and another is injured after a head-on crash Saturday morning.

The Vernon County Sheriff's Office reports that at around 8 a.m. a car traveling northbound on highway 35 in De Soto swerved into the southbound lane and crashed head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

The southbound driver spun out of control and became submerged in a pond, where the driver and two dogs were then able to escape with minor injuries.

The driver of the other car, identified as 50 year old Donald Freese, was pronounced dead on scene.

The accident is still under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriffs Department.

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