MEDIA RELEASE – Fatal Crash

Date of Release: October 8, 2016
Released By: Sergeant Jess Fischer
Incident: Fatal Automobile Crash
Date: October 8, 2016

Details of Incident:
On October 8, 2016 at approximately 1 :31 am, Dane County Dispatch received multiple
calls of a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of US Hwy 12, near John
Nolen Dr. Town of Madison Police along with Dane County Sherriff’s Department were
checking the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle.
At 1 :42am, an automobile crash was reported at eastbound US Hwy 12, near Todd Dr., in
the town of Madison. The crash involved a sedan and a semi-tractor trailer. Witnesses
observed the vehicle which had been traveling the wrong way on the highway collide
head on with a semi-tractor trailer which was traveling eastbound on US Hwy 12.
Upon arrival, officers and deputies found the driver; the lone occupant of the sedan was
deceased. The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital with
non-life threatening injuries. The name of both drivers is not being released at this time,
pending notification of family members of the deceased.
US Hwy 12 between Verona Rd. and Fish Hatchery Rd, was closed for approximately 4
hours as a result of the crash. Town of Madison Police were assisted by the town of
Madison Fire Department, Dane County Sherriff’s Department, Dane County Highway,
the City of Madison Police Depaiiment, State Patrol, Capitol Police, and Fitchburg Police
Department.

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