UPDATE: Chicago man killed in suspected OWI crash identified

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UPDATE (WKOW) — The man killed early Thursday morning in a crash on East Washington Avenue has been identified as Frederick A. Majer, 71, Chicago.

Majer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Antoine K. Tempel, 32, of Madison was driving the car about 1 a.m. that hit the vehicle carrying Majer and his wife.

Tempel faces charges including homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, hit-and-run causing death, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence – third offense, and operating while revoked.

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UPDATE (WKOW) — A Madison police investigation revealed the driver of a BMW convertible is facing numerous charges after a crash on E Washington Ave. early Thursday morning.

According to Madison police spokesperson Joel Despain, witnesses told police the BMW was going between 80 to 100 mph on E Washington Ave. near the Yahara River bridge shortly after 1 a.m., when the driver rear ended a Chevy HHR said to be going the speed limit.

A 71-year-old man from Chicago driving the Chevy was killed. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. His wife, 69, also from Chicago had minor injuries.

The suspected driver and two passengers, a woman and man, left the scene after the accident, police said. The suspected driver and woman passenger returned later. The suspect denied being the driver, but a Madison police traffic investigator determined Antoine K. Tempel, 32, of Madison was behind the wheel.

Tempel was arrested on several tentative charges including homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, hit-and-run causing death, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence – third offense, and operating while revoked.

Tempel had a broken shoulder and cuts after the accident. The woman in the BMW had minor injuries, and the man hasn’t been located.

Victims’ names are being withheld by the Dane County Medical Examiner, pending notification of family.

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UPDATE (WKOW) — Traffic is moving in both directions on East Washington Avenue after a deadly crash early Thursday morning.

Madison fire officials say the crash happened just after 1 a.m. at East Washington and Sparkle Court. They say three people were transported to the hospital with “serious but non-life threatening injuries.” A fourth person was pronounced dead.

Lanes were closed while authorities were on scene for about five hours. All lanes reopened at about 6:20 a.m.

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UPDATE (WKOW) — The westbound lanes of East Washington Avenue opened back up at around 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

Crews continue to investigate and clean up the crash on the eastbound side.

This is a developing story.


UPDATE (WKOW) — One person is dead after a crash on East Washington Avenue early Thursday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.

The two-car crash was reported at about 1 a.m. near Dickinson Street. All lanes are blocked in that area while a reconstruction team responds.

At about 2:50 a.m., lanes were still blocked. Authorities expect them to stay that way for several hours.

Authorities said they aren’t sure how many other people were in the vehicles involved.

This is a developing story.

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MADISON (WKOW) — All lanes are blocked in both directions on part of US 151 (East Washington Avenue) in Madison.

The Wisconsin DOT says US 151 is closed from N. Baldwin St. to N. First St. The cause of the closure is a crash.

It’s expected to be closed for more than two hours.

This is a developing story, stick with WKOW.com as we get more updates.

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