2 people hurt in three-vehicle crash in Town of Montrose

Authorities: One driver suffered life-threatening injuries

Two people were hurt after three-vehicle crash in the Town of Montrose on Friday evening.

Authorities responded to a report of a crash on U.S. Highway 69 at Gehin Drive at about 6:15 p.m. Dane County sheriff’s deputies, Verona police, Belleville police and EMS from Belleville, Brooklyn and McFarland responded to the incident.

A 35-year-old Belleville man who was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck had stropped on the northbound portion of the highway, waiting to turn left onto Gehin Drive. His struck was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Lumina, which was operated by a 24-year-old Madison man.

Because of the crash, the pickup truck entered the southbound lane of traffic and was sideswiped by a Chrysler Town and Country minivan, which a 33-year-old Oregon woman was driving.

The pickup driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. The driver of the Lumina suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by MedFlight helicopter to University of Wisconsin Hospital. The minivan driver and her passengers weren’t hurt.

Highway 14, between Morehead Driver and Richard Street, was closed for about two hours as emergency crews responded and authorities investigated the crash.

Authorities said that alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash. They said the incident remains under investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.