May 26, 2016:  Daily News Release

The following incidents were reported on Wednesday, May 25, 2016:

Motor Vehicle Crash – FATALITY:

At about 3:15 a.m., a nearby resident called in a single motor vehicle crash on CTH E, at Attica Road, Town of Albany.  Green County Deputies responded to the area to initiate an investigation and found all persons involved had left the scene.  At the scene, the investigation revealed a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was traveling north when it entered the west ditch and overturned several times.

The Oregon Police Department responded to an address in the Village of Oregon and assisted by locating and identifying the driver, Brett A. Leutenegger, 21, of Oregon, WILeutenegger was transported by Oregon EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was treated for injuries he sustained as a result of the crash.  Leutenegger was then cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated-Alcohol Related, First Offense. 

Further investigative information was then received by the Madison Police Department. That information led Deputies to discover a passenger had been in the truck during the time of the crash.  The passenger was subsequently pronounced dead by the Dane County Coroner’s Office at Meriter Hospital.  The passenger’s identification is being withheld, pending notification of family.  Seatbelt usage is unknown at this time.  There was no airbag deployment.

This incident remains under investigation.  This is Green County’s third traffic fatality of 2016.

Motor Vehicle vs. Deer:

Joyce M. Drewes – W4600 STH 11, Town of Sylvester

Probation/Parole Arrest:

At 6:59 a.m., Deputies responded to the W6000 block of Melvin Road, Town of Clarno, to assist Probation and Parole.  Steven A. Johnson, 46, Monroe, was taken into custody.  Johnson was jailed.


At 1:11 p.m.,  DeputiesNew Glarus Police Department, New Glarus Fire Department, and  New Glarus EMS responded to a single vehicle crash, with injuries, in the W5600 block of CTH NN, Town of New Glarus.   Shawn Richard Kraemer, 40, New Glarus, was traveling west when he reported swerving for a deer and lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle traveled off the roadway to the left and into a barn (through a wall) where it came to a rest.

Kraemer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by EMS.  There was airbag deployment and Kraemer reported wearing his seatbelt.  The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene.  The barn sustained extensive damage.

Kraemer was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, 1st Offense - Prescription Medication related. He was released pending a court date.

Motor Vehicle Crash - Injury:

At 11:07 p.m., Deputies responded to the W6800 block of STH 81, Town of Monroe, for a vehicle vs. cow crash.  Nicholas A. Waelti, 26, Monroe, was eastbound when he struck a black angus cow in the roadway.  Wealti reported wearing his seatbelt and complained of pain.  Wealti refused medical treatment at the scene.  Both front airbags deployed.  The vehicle sustained very severe front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

Patrol Deputy Dani M. Jackson #12

Green County Sheriff’s Office

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