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OWI homicide in Columbia County

OWI homicide in Columbia County

On December 07, 2013, at 7:15 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a single motor vehicle crash on CTH J approximately .2 miles north of the Voss Road in the Town of Dekorra which is approximately 5 miles north of Poynette.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer with 2 occupants was traveling north on CTH J when the vehicle left the roadway to the right while negotiating a curve to the left and proceeded in colliding head-on with a tree.

The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Caroline H. Hebel, age 78, from Poynette, WI. Hebel was initially transported from the scene by Poynette EMS to a nearby location to meet with Medflight but was pronounced deceased by the Columbia County Medical Examiner prior to being transported by Medflight. Hebel was not wearing a seatbelt.

The operator of the 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was identified as Barbara J. Dorshorst, age 47, or rural Poynette. Dorshorst was not injured in the crash and was wearing a seatbelt along with a airbag being deployed. Dorshorst was transported to the Columbia County Jail where she has been tentatively charged with Homicide by Intoxicated use of a Motor Vehicle.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Poynette Fire Department, Poynette EMS, Medflight, Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office and Blystone’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office

 

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