Witnesses help police find driver involved in crash

Police: 18-year-old passenger suffered broken leg in car vs. tree crash
Witnesses help police find driver involved in crash

Witnesses helped police find the driver of a vehicle that was found crashed into a tree Wednesday morning, according to a release from the Madison Police Department.

Madison police responded to South Thompson Drive at East Buckeye Road around 5:30 a.m. for reports of a car versus tree crash, officials said. Police found an injured 18-year-old passenger inside the crashed vehicle, but did not find a driver.

The driver, Jordan J. Herritz, 19, of Madison, was later located with the help of witnesses, and was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence causing injury, according to the release.

Herritz told police he lost control while driving on South Thompson Drive.

The 18-year-old passenger suffered a broken leg, police said.