Suspected heroin, pills found in car of driver killed in west Madison crash, police say

Suspected heroin, pills found in car of driver killed in west Madison crash, police say
Frank Johnson Sr.

Suspected heroin and prescription pills were found in the vehicle of the person who was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Madison police said a McFarland man in his 30s was killed in a three-vehicle wreck on Mineral Point Road at Commerce Drive. Two other people were injured.

Police said in a news release Thursday that it appeared two SUVs were driving side-by-side in double turn lanes going outbound from Mineral Point Road onto Commerce Drive just before the crash. The McFarland man was headed inbound on Mineral Point Road and ran a red light, colliding with one of the SUVs. That SUV was then pushed into the second SUV.

There were two people in one SUV and a solo driver in the other, according to the report. The passenger of one SUV and the solo driver of the other were injured and taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.

Police said suspected heroin and prescription pills were found in the deceased driver’s car.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County medical examiner and Madison police.

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