Nicholas Bechtel dies in fatal Dodge County car crash on HWY 30 – Friday, September 24, 2021

 Dodge County Car Crash Death of Nicholas Bechtel – Obituary

Nicholas Bechtel has died in a fatal Dodge County car crash that occurred on HWY 30 on Friday, September 24, 2021. It happened at about 2:30 p.m. when Nicholas, while driving a 2016 Hyundai west on Highway 30, attempted to avoid crashing into a vehicle that had stalled in the westbound lanes.

The Hyundai swerved and went into a ditch before crashing into a tree. Although airbags were deployed, Nicholas did not have a seatbelt at the time of the accident and sustained fatal injuries. He died at the scene of the wreck.

As investigations proceed, police are looking at alcohol as a possible contributing factor to the accident.