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UPDATE: 7-Year-Old Dead After Vehicle Goes Airborne, Hitting Family On Picnic

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 --- 5:00p.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Driver of the involved vehicle is identified as Margie Whalen, born in 1952, Madison Resident. Investigation continuing.
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UPDATED Wednesday, June 6,2012 --- 5:27 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy was killed and members of his family were injured when a car careened off a road, went airborne and landed on their picnic table.

Authorities say the family was having dinner at the table on private property across from Garner Park when the car left the road, hit a tree and went airborne about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Dane County medical examiner's office identifies the victim as Aiden Mueller. Preliminary autopsy results indicate he died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.

A 36-year-old woman was critically injured. A 38-year-old man and 4-year-old girl suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The State Journal says the injured were taken to University and Meriter hospitals.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 6, 2012 --- 4:31 p.m.

Press Release from the Dane Co. Medical Examiner:

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing the name of the child that was fatally injured in a traffic crash yesterday in the City of Madison. The crash occurred in 400 block of Charmany Drive at or about 6:00PM. This crash involved a motor vehicle leaving the paved portion of Mineral Point Road and striking an outdoor table where the child and other family members were seated. The child is identified as:

Aiden Mueller
7
Madison, WI

A forensic autopsy was completed on 06-06-12 at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office. Preliminary autopsy results indicate that Aiden’s death is the result of the injuries he sustained during this traffic crash.

This case remains under investigation by the City of Madison Police and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 6, 2012 --- 10:35 a.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that the 59-year old driver may have had a medical emergency prior to the crash.

She was wandering and disoriented following the collision and taken to a hospital for observation.

A responding officer did not smell alcohol on her breath, and blood tests have been taken. No citations have been issued at this time.

It will be up to the Dane County Medical Examiner to release the name of the 7-year old boy. His mother remains in stable condition.

A debriefing is being scheduled for the first responders, including many MPD officers, who came to the aid of the family and driver.

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 6, 2012 --- 9:15 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy was killed and members of his family were injured when a car careened off a road, went airborne and landed on their picnic table.

Authorities say the family was having dinner at the table on private property across from Garner Park when the car left the road, hit a tree and went airborne about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A 36-year-old woman was critically injured. A 38-year-old man and 4-year-old girl suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The injured were taken to University and Meriter hospitals.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 6, 2012 ---- 7:25 a.m.

Update from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Date:
06/05/2012 - 6:00 PM

Address:
Charmany Dr

Suspect(s):
Driver: 59 yr old female, no injuries, no charges at this time.

Victim:
7 year old male, Madison resident, deceased.
36 year old female, Madison resident, critical injuries.
38 year old male, Madison resident, non-life-threatening injuries.
4 year old female, Madison resident, non-life-threatening injuries.

Details:
A family was having dinner at a picnic table on private property.

A driver went off the roadway and hit a small tree. The vehicle then went airborne and landed on the picnic table.

Four people were struck.

A 7-year-old boy did not survive his injuries.

The 36-year-old victim is in stable condition with critical injuries.

The 38-year-old and 4-year-old victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

Names are not being released at this time.

The investigation continues.

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UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 --- 8:36p.m.

Release from City of Madison Fire Department:

City of Madison firefighters and paramedics responded to a car crash on Charmany Drive at 6:00 p.m. this evening.

When Ladder 2 arrived on scene, they found a total of five people injured. Additional resources were immediately called to the scene to treat and transport the injured.

Five paramedic ambulances responded to the scene including two units from Middleton EMS.

Firefighter/EMTs on Ladder 2, Engine 7 and Engine 9 assisted the paramedics with the medical treatment and transport to the hospital.

Four of the patients were transported to the UW Hospital Trauma Center and one to Meriter Hospital.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 --- 7:10p.m.

Release from Madison Police Department:

Incident Date:
06/05/2012 - 6:00 PM

Address:
Charmany Dr

A family was having dinner at a picnic table on private property. An elderly driver went off the roadway and hit a small tree. The vehicle then went airborne and landed on the picnic table. Four people were injured, at least 1 critically. No further details at this time.


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