1 person killed in midday crash on Madison’s west side, 2 others injured, officials say

1 person killed in midday crash on Madison’s west side, 2 others injured, officials say
Frank Johnson Sr.

One person was killed and two others injured in a crash on Madison’s west side Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The crash happened near Commerce Drive and Mineral Point Road around 1 p.m., which is by the Menards store on Madison’s west side.

The Madison Fire Department said one person was pinned in their vehicle after the crash, and CPR was in progress when firefighters arrived. Resuscitative efforts continued as crews worked to extricate him from the wrecked vehicle, but he didn’t survive.

Two other people were taken by ambulance to the hospital, fire officials said.

Madison police said it appeared a motorist driving inbound on Mineral Point Road ran a red light at Commerce Drive, causing the crash. He was killed.

UPDATE (9/18/19, 1:48 PM): All MFD units have cleared from the intersection of Mineral Point Road & Commerce Drive; however, eastbound lanes of Mineral Point Road remain closed at Junction Road as @madisonpolice continue to investigate the crash.

— Madison Fire Dept. (@MadisonWIFire) September 18, 2019

Dispatchers with Dane County said three vehicles were involved.

The Madison Fire Department said traffic in the area will be impacted and is advising drivers to choose alternate routes.

Officials said fire department units cleared from the intersection at about 1:45 p.m. Eastbound lanes of Mineral Point Road remained closed at Junction Road as police continue to investigate.

TRAFFIC ALERT (9/18/19, 1:06 PM): MFD is responding to a three-vehicle crash at Mineral Point Road and Commerce Drive. Traffic flow in the area will be impacted. Please choose alternate routes.

— Madison Fire Dept. (@MadisonWIFire) September 18, 2019

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