UPDATE (WKOW) — The Wisconsin State Patrol released its initial finding from its investigation of a rollover crash involving a Dane County sheriff’s deputy Friday evening in the town of Springfield.
The deputy was traveling north on U.S. Highway 12 in her squad vehicle with her lights and siren on around 5 p.m. When she entered the highway’s intersection with County Y, a vehicle traveling the opposite direction crashed into her vehicle, causing her squad to roll onto its roof, the state patrol found.
Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and the airbags in both vehicles went off.
The deputy was taken to a Madison hospital with minor injuries.
The Wisconsin State Patrol continues to investigate the crash. State traffic officials say the crash scene was cleared just before 7 p.m.
UPDATE (WKOW) — The sheriff’s deputy trapped in a rollover crash in the town of Springfield Friday evening has been freed and taken to an area hospital, according to Middleton Fire Chief Aaron Harris.
Middleton firefighters and EMS were dispatched just before 5 p.m. to the intersection of westbound U.S. Highway 12 and County Highway K for a report of a Dane County sheriff’s deputy trapped in a two-vehicle rollover crash.
Harris said his firefighters got the deputy out of the car using the jaws of life and she was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The other driver did not need to be taken to the hospital.
Firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour.
Harris commended firefighters and EMTs for their efficient work and swift response.
The westbound lanes of U.S. 12 remain closed. Middleton police said the closure is to assist the sheriff’s office and Wisconsin State patrol as they investigate the crash.
Authorities encouraged drivers to use alternate routes.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Our officers have shut down westbound Hwy 12 (beltline) at Parmenter Street to assist @DaneSheriff & Wisconsin State Patrol who are investigating a rollover crash near Cty K. Please avoid the area & consider alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/yHHpQvxJpv
— Middleton Police (@middletonpd) October 18, 2019
MIDDLETON (WKOW) — Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of westbound U.S. Highway 12 and County Highway K for a rollover crash involving a sheriff’s deputy, according to Dane County dispatchers.
The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. Friday in the town of Springfield.
The westbound lanes of U.S. 12 are closed at County K due to the crash, according to a notification from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The lanes are expected to remain shut down for the next two hours.
This is a developing story.