3 hospitalized following multi-vehicle crash on Stoughton Road

A damaged vehicle involved in a fatal Stoughton Road crash

MADISON, Wis. — Three people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after a multi-vehicle crash on Stoughton Road near Cottage Grove and Buckeye roads.

The crash happened at about 2:05 p.m., officials said.

An amended incident report from Madison police said a vehicle struck a guardrail and went airborne while two people were still inside. Police said the car landed on the hood of an oncoming vehicle and continued to roll over down a hill. Officials said the driver and a child in the passenger seat were both ejected from the car as it went downhill.

The report said neither of the two were wearing seat belts, and an initial investigation suggested speed was a likely factor.

The driver of the other vehicle was also hurt, police said. The extent of the victims’ injuries are unknown at this time, but the report said some are “believed to be quite serious.”

All northbound lanes beyond Buckeye Road were closed as a result but have reopened as of 5:15 p.m.