Police: Sparks fly from damaged SUV that rammed car off road

Police: Sparks fly from damaged SUV that rammed car off road
Dane County Sheriff's Office
Jayde Edmonds 

A teenage driver is facing charges after she rammed a car off a west Madison road Tuesday night, according to police.

Madison police said officers spotted an SUV being driven with its headlights out and sparks flying from underneath it at 11:55 p.m. on McKenna Boulevard at Raymond Road.

According to the report, the SUV was missing a right tire, and the rim was hitting the road as it passed the West District station on McKenna Boulevard. Some of the officers went to pull over the woman who was driving it, while others responded to the corner of Raymond Road and McKenna, where a badly damaged, disabled car was in the grassy median.

Four teenagers inside, a 17-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and two 16-year-old girls, told officers that the SUV driver had rammed their car several times, knocking them off of the road.

The victims told police that moments earlier, they watched as the woman and another woman fought several blocks away, in a Raymond Road parking lot. They told officers that as they left that scene, the woman got in the SUV and began to follow them at a high rate of speed. They speculated that she might have thought they were involved in the dispute, but they told police that were were just curious observers.

Jayde D. Edmonds, 19, of Marshall, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangerment.