DCSO: Driver killed in wrong-way crash on Highway 12

Dane County Sheriff's Office Squad Generic

TOWN OF ROXBURY, Wis. — One man was killed Monday afternoon following a wrong-way crash on Highway 12.

Dane County dispatchers said the call came in shortly after 2:20 p.m. According to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation revealed a 30-year-old man in a Ford Focus was driving in the wrong lane and struck a Jeep Compass driven by a 25-year-old man.

A news release said the driver of the Focus was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other driver was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

All westbound lanes of Highway 12 at Breunig Road in the town of Roxbury were closed because of the crash, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Lanes were closed for about three hours before reopening at 5:41 p.m.

The names of the drivers involved are not being released at this time.