Man hospitalized with ‘unknown injuries’ in Highway 151 crash

BLUE MOUNDS, Wis.  — One person was hospitalized with “unknown injuries” Friday morning after a head-on crash with a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 151.

Dane County dispatchers said they got a call about the crash, which happened near County Highway JG, early Friday morning. Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded around 4:05 a.m.

According to an updated release, a silver Volkswagen was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway when it struck a semi-truck traveling west.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 25-year-old man, was transported to UW Hospital with “unknown injuries.” The semi-truck driver, a 58-year-old man, was uninjured.

Authorities said the driver who was hospitalized is facing pending charges tied to the crash.

The westbound lanes of the highway were closed for nearly 5 hours, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Lanes reopened around 8:45 a.m.