This Christmas, a Watertown area family is grieving the loss of a mother and son. The 30-year-old woman was on her way to work just after 6:00 Wednesday morning, with her seven-month-old son in the car. She lost control of the vehicle on a snow covered Highway 26, and slid into traffic. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls says the woman and her baby were killed. "It can't be any worse," says Nehls "We have a husband grieving for a wife and seven month old son, and a teen age daughter who just lost her mother and her litte brother."
Also grieving, the driver of the pickup truck that struck the woman's vehicle. Investigators are still looking into what happened, but Nehls says it was very slippery. He says that sometimes drivers do everything right and accidents still happen: "that's why we don't call them crashes, we call them accidents."