The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office announced the death of one individual June 9 after responding to a two motor vehicle accident on County Highway J, south of the intersection of J and Richards Road in Lodi Township.

According to a press release, a red 2017 Ford Escape was northbound on County Highway J. It appears the Ford travelled left of center and collided with a blue 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was southbound on County Highway J.

The Ford was occupied by an adult male driver and an adult female passenger, Delores L. Small, 77, Lodi. The driver of the Ford was transported by Medflight to UW Hospital. The female passenger in the Ford was transported by EMS to UW Hospital.

The Chevrolet was occupied by Leah K. Brisky, 41, Lodi, who was pronounced deceased at the scene. All of the occupants from each vehicle are believed to have been properly restrained with seatbelts.

Lane deviation by the operator of the Ford appears to have been a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

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