UPDATED Friday, January 25, 2013 --- 4:57 p.m.
Press Release from the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office:
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing the name of the women killed in the single vehicle crash in the Town of Medina on 01-24-13. The crash happened in the 200 block of STH 19, and was reported to the Sheriff’s Office at or about 0700 hours. The woman can be identified as:
Lauri D. SULLIVAN
Ms. Sullivan’s death is the result of the injuries she sustained in the traffic crash. Toxicology testing is underway at this time.
This case remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013 --- 2:09 p.m.
Press Release from the Dane Co. Sheriff's Department:
Madison, WI. January 24, 2013 – At 6:59 am, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Marshall Fire and EMS, and UW Med Flight, responded to a report of a vehicle seen laying on its roof off of HWY 19, just east of Cherry Lane.
When they arrived they found a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer overturned in a field approximately 75 feet off the road. The driver has been identified as a 45-year-old woman from Waterloo, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Crash investigators believe that the woman had been traveling eastbound on HWY 19, veered off the side of the road, then over-corrected and hit an embankment. The vehicle then went airborne and rolled over, eventually coming to rest on its roof in the field.
HWY 19 was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours while the emergency responders worked at the scene. Deputies do believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, however, a final determination will not be made until the Medical Examiner (ME) has made his findings. The ME’s Office will release the name of the woman following the notification to the family.