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UPDATE: Beltline crash involved stolen car, police say

UPDATE (WKOW) — The Madison Police Department says the crash that caused the left eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 12 at Old Sauk Road to shut down Monday was caused by a young driver in a stolen car.

Witnesses say a car driving recklessly and heading east on the West Beltline Highway and cut off another driver.

The driver who caused the collision rolled a Pontiac G6 numerous times, according to the MPD incident report.

Three teens were seen getting out of the Pontiac and one person was carrying a young child. They got into a Dodge Durango that stopped to pick them up before police arrived, according to the incident report.

The Pontiac’s windows were shattered and left a field of debris on the highway.

The temporary plates on the car were listed as stolen. MPD is trying to determine who owns the Pontiac.

Key fobs to an Audi and as Lincoln were found inside the Pontiac and it smelled of marijuana,  according to the police incident report.


UPDATE (WKOW) — All lanes of U.S. Highway 12 eastbound reopened following a crash that caused backups Monday afternoon.

MADISON (WKOW) — The left eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 12 at Old Sauk Road is closed due to a crash, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT).

DOT estimated the lane would be closed for one hour.

Dane County dispatchers said there were no reported injuries.

Madison police, firefighters and Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded.

Megan Zemple

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