Fatal Watertown Crash

The Watertown Police Department has identified the 43 year-old female driver killed this morning in a two vehicle head-on crash as Dawn Meyer of Watertown. 

Watertown Police and Paramedics were dispatched to the 2000 block of 9th Avenue SE at 4:58am this morning. 

A 2014 volkswagon Jetta driven by a juvenile male from Moorhead, Minnesota was westbound on 9th Avenue SE. 

A 2007 Ford Focus driven by Dawn Meyer from Watertown, SD was eastbound on 9th Avenue SE.

The intial investigation indicates that the juvenile crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the Ford Focus head-on. Meyer was pronounced deceased on scene.  The juvenile male was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital with serious injuries.  

The collision is being investigated by the Watertown Police Department Accident Investigation Team.  

US HWY 212 was closed for a short period of time but is now open.