Car crashes in to tree, goes up in flames

By: Max Hess - Email
By: Max Hess - Email

Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 10:00 p.m.

Authorities responded to a single vehicle crash at Marshall Park in the early morning hours today.

The first calls came in shortly before 3 a.m.

Marshall Park is technically located in the City of Madison, but is very close to Middleton, which is why Middleton Police and Middle Fire were the first on scene.

The Madison Fire Department also responded to the fire.

Colin Despins lives across the street from Marshall Park and shot video of the fire.

"My dog was making a fuss at the window and I looked out across the street and saw a fire," he said.

Despins didn't hesitate to grab his camera after dialing 9-1-1.

That's when he saw a burning car.

"Evidently it was the type of commotion that signals in your mind... some sort of distressful situation," he said.

Witnesses who were at the park pulled the driver out of the burning vehicle, according to Middleton Police officials.

Battalion Chief Randy Acker with the Middleton Fire Department said he didn't know about the condition of the person inside, but said the car was in pretty bad shape.

"We arrived on scene and found a vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames after it struck a tree head-on," Acker said.

As of now there is now word as to how the crash happened or if alcohol was a factor.

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