Woman revived with Narcan after crashing vehicle with three children inside

Sarah L. Johnson

MADISON, Wis. – A Madison woman was arrested Sunday after she crashed her vehicle with three children inside, according to an incident report.

Law enforcement officials responded to N. Sherman Avenue near Cherokee Circle where they found a Nissan Rogue that had crashed into a tree. The Madison Fire Department treated the passengers of the vehicle, who ranged in age from 10 months to 43 years old.

The driver, Sarah L. Johnson, was taken to UW Hospital where she became unresponsive. According to the report, she was given Narcan and admitted to taking methadone, oxycodone and gabapentin earlier in the day. When Johnson was revived, she identified the children who had been in the vehicle at the time of the crash. According to the report, Johnson was the grandmother of the children. She had been babysitting and took the children for a drive.

The children were taken to UW Hospital and staff determined all three of them were stable. The youngest of the children was admitted to the hospital, officials said.

Johnson was arrested on suspicion of first-offence OWI with a passenger under 16 years old and second-degree reckless endangerment, the report said.