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Authorities identify victim in deadly Columbia County crash


TOWN OF PACIFIC (WKOW) -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Department has identified the woman who died Sunday morning in a crash near Portage.

She's 53-year-old Jane Dederich of Waunakee.

Investigators say Dederich was going west on County Highway P and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 51/16. They say she drove into the intersection into the path of a pickup truck headed north on Hwy. 51/16.

Dederich was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 9-year-old girl in Dederich's car was taken to the hospital. A dog that was also in the car was taken to a local veterinarian.

The truck driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Department says alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. 

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