5 people injured in 2-vehicle crash on Hwy. 19 near Sun Prairie

5 people injured in 2-vehicle crash on Hwy. 19 near Sun Prairie

Five people were injured Thursday morning in a crash that closed Highway 19 near Sun Prairie, officials said.

Dane County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said crews responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 19 at Twin Lane Road at 7:30 a.m.

The sheriff’s office said 25-year-old Albert L. Washington, of Madison, was driving a 2006 Monte Carlo car north on Twin Lane Road when he failed to yield at a stop sign. He hit a 2005 Dodge Caravan that was headed west on Highway 19.

The van, owned by Capitol Express Transportation, was transporting three special-needs adults, according to the report. The driver, 23-year-old Nathan Johnson, and his passengers, Jennifer Spencer, 61, Travis Labelle, 26, and Janessa McGinnis, 25, were taken by ambulance with injuries ranging from serious to minor.

Washington was also transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The sheriff’s office said the crash remains under investigation and citations are pending.

Highway 19 was closed in both directions near Twin Lane Road and it reopened at 8:14 a.m.

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