Madison man turns himself in for association with van hitting the Overture Center, police say
MADISON, Wis. — A man who may be involved in the Friday evening crash where a van hit the Overture Center has turned himself in, according a Madison Police Department incident report.
Darryl E. Pierce, 54, of Madison, turned himself in Sunday in connection with the van that hit the Overature Center and a traffic sign Friday night. Police said Pierce would not answer any questions and it is not known if he or someone else was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
According to witnesses, Pierce also hit a couple of parked cars, but officers were unable to immediately verify that. Following 911 calls from witnesses, an officer did spot and attempt to pull the van over, police said. The officer witnessed the van hit a traffic sign on East Washington Avenue, according to police.
After the van hit the traffic sign, it kept going, police said. The officer did not chase the van, which lost its bumper when it hit the Overture Center, police said.
The owner of the van has been cited on suspicion of a number of infractions including vehicle owner liability for hit-and-run and vehicle owner liability for fleeing and eluding. Those tentative charges will change if the Madison Police Department can develop probable cause that the owner was the person operating the van Friday night, police said.
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