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Crash sends 2 to hospital, closes lane of I-90

Delays in southbound lanes

MADISON, Wis. - A traffic crash resulted in a lane closure and delays on Interstate 39/90 in Madison on Tuesday.

The crash in the southbound lanes at Lien Road near Madison was reported at 1 p.m. and closed the left lane until 2:15 p.m.

A 1993 Saturn SL1 and a semitrailer were traveling southbound when they made contact and the Saturn rotated counterclockwise, and was stuck on the front of the semitrailer for several hundred feet, according to a release.

After the Saturn broke away from the semitrailer, the Saturn hit the semitrailer again, which caused the Saturn to collide with the median barrier wall, according to the release. The Saturn overturned onto the driver's side and the semitrailer pulled onto the right shoulder.

The driver of the Saturn, Richard A. Bartz, 48, from Madison, was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to UW Hospital and the passenger, Kyle Storm Hesseling, 21, of Madison, was transported to UW Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the semitrailer, Korey Vernon Martin, 57, of Newcastle Okla., was not injured.

Video from the scene showed backups resulting from the crash. All lanes were temporarily closed during the cleanup. The backup had extended to 3 miles.

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