Plover– On Friday, October 22, Portage County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one car rollover crash which occurred on US Highway 10 near Deer Road. A Ford Focus, driven by a 27-year-old female identified as Debbie J. Schmude, drifted onto the left shoulder and into the grassy median where it appeared to have over corrected to the right, causing the vehicle to roll over at least twice before coming to rest. Schmude, a Plover resident, was ejected onto the median. She was not wearing a seat belt.
Portage County deputies and emergency medical personnel found the ejected driver initally was conscious but she succumbed to her injuries prior to medical transport.
Neither speed nor alcohol are thought to be factors in the crash.