Middleton Police Respond to Fatal Crash

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A Mt. Horeb man was killed this morning in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Stagecoach Road in the town of Cross Plains, according to a statement issued by the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 7:10 a.m., Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Middleton Police and Cross Plains Fire and Police, responded to the scene.  A VW Jetta operated by Caitlyn R. O’Brien, age 19 of Cross Plains, was traveling eastbound on Highway 14 when she rear-ended a 1997 Ford Explorer.  The Ford Explorer was then pushed into the westbound lane, where he was struck by a semi.  The-44 year-old man driving the Ford Explorer was killed in the crash.

The semi driver, James R. David, age 58 of Wind Lake, WI, was not injured.  The at-fault driver, Caitlyn O’Brien, was transported to UW Hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased after his family has been notified. 

DCSO is asking any witnesses to call the county tip line at 608-284-6900.

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