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Charges pending against driver in fatal Town of York crash

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TOWN OF YORK (WKOW) -- A Fall River man is facing possible charges in a fatal traffic crash Saturday night in the Town of York.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says charges are pending against 47-year-old William Berndt. Officials say Berndt failed to stop at a stop sign on County Highway TT, hitting a minivan traveling on State Highway 73.

Berndt was flown to UW Hospital by Medflight with serious injuries. He remains in the hospital.

Berndt's passenger, 51-year-old Michael Dykstra of Fall River, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the minivan, 64-year-old Frederick Dahlby, and his passengers, 63-year-old Diane Dahlby and 19-year-old Breanna Dahlby, all from Sparta, were transported to UW Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 
 
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this crash. The crash remains under investigation. 

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