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Officials ID wrong-way driver killed in head-on crash on Beltline

TOWN OF MADISON, Wis. - One driver died and the other was injured in a head-on crash on the Beltline early Saturday, police said.

Town of Madison police said officers and Dane County sheriff's deputies responded at 1:42 a.m. to a report of a crash on the eastbound Beltline near Todd Drive.

Witnesses told police a car was headed the wrong way on the east Beltline and hit a semi tractor-trailer head-on.

When first responders arrived, they found the driver of the car, 40-year-old Timoteo Lopez-Bacilio, of Madison, dead, according to the report. The driver of the semi-tractor was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Dane County Medical Examiner said Lopez-Bacilio died as a result of injuries from the crash.

The Beltline between Verona Road and Fish Hatchery Road was closed for about 4 hours as officials investigated the crash. 

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