On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 6:00 pm the Prairie du Chien Police Department was dispatched to an UTV crash with injuries on North Water Street in Prairie du Chien.
Officers responded and found a single UTV was involved and contained two occupants. The driver of the UTV, Chad T. Pederson (Age 40 of Prairie du Chien), was pronounced deceased on scene and a passenger, Mark T. Welter (Age 21 of Prairie du Chien) was transported by Gundersen Health Ambulance to Crossing Rivers Health.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be conducting the investigation and were on scene completing a reconstruction of the crash. Based on initial investigation at the scene and witness statements, speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
North Water Street was closed for approximately three and a half hours.
The Prairie du Chien Police Department was assisted on scene by: The Prairie du Chien Fire Department, Gundersen Health Ambulance, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Milo’s Towing and the Crawford County Coroner.