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Incident Report for Case #2018-127531

Incident Type

Traffic Incident

Incident Date

04/11/2018 - 12:59 PM


Mineral Point Rd. (at S. Whitney Way)


 The passenger in the car has died at a local hospital making this a double fatal investigation. Because a City of Madison truck was involved, the MPD has asked the Wisconsin State Patrol to take the lead in the probe.

At this point it appears the garbage truck was stopped for a red light at the base of a hill on Mineral Point Rd. The car came down the same hill at a high rate of speed and collided with the rear of the truck.

Both victims are in their 70's and from the Dane County area.

Last updated 04/11/2018 at 4:01 PM by PIO Joel Despain


 The MPD is investigating a fatal traffic crash at the intersection of Mineral Point Rd. and S. Whitney Way. It involves a car and a City of Madison garbage truck. The driver of the car is deceased, and a passenger in the car has been taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. A MPD Traffic Specialist is on scene. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes as roadways in the immediate area are closed as the investigation proceeds.

Released 04/11/2018 at 1:49 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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