UPDATE: Deadly Car Crash Near Sun Prairie

UPDATED Wednesday, July 14, 2010 --- 10:00 a.m.


Phone: (608) 284-6000
FAX: (608) 284-6015

Date: July 14, 2010
Time: 09:30 AM

The Dane County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver killed in the traffic crash in the Town of Sun Prairie earlier this morning. This was a single vehicle crash on County Trunk Highway N, just South of County Trunk Highway T. The driver was

Daniel J. Peterson
41 years old
Cottage Grove, WI

Daniel was not wearing his safety belt. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. This crash is still under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County Coroner’s Office.


UPDATED Wednesday, July 14, 2010 --- 5:07am

Press release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

At 2:34 am, Dane County Deputies were dispatched to the area of CTH N at CTH T, in the Town of Sun Prairie, for a pick up truck crashed in the ditch. The crash was called in to the Communications Center by an Alliant Energy worker who was in the area checking on a reported power outage.

The initial investigation indicates the 2002 Chevrolet pick up truck was traveling southbound on CTH N, when the driver failed to negotiate the curve just to the south of CTH T, causing the truck to travel off-roadway. The truck continued off-roadway, striking a power utility pole and several trees, before ejecting the driver, who was the loan occupant. The truck came to rest on top of the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased is a 41-year-old male from Cottage Grove. His name is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin. The investigation is on-going to determine the exact cause of the crash.


Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 --- 4:25a.m.

One person is dead after a car crash overnight.

It happened just before 3:00 a.m. in the 5300 block of Highway N near Sun Prairie.

Crews from Alliant Energy were in the area checking on a power outage when they came across a vehicle on its roof in the ditch.

The vehicle had hit a power poll. Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the driver under the vehicle. The drivers name is being withheld as the investigation continues.

Alliant Energy told NBC15 that 22 customers were affected by this accident. Power has been restored to all customers.

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