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UPDATE: Monona Man Killed in Town of Burke Crash; Deputies Seek Information

UPDATED Wednesday, April 10, 2013 --- 2:25 p.m.

Press Release from the Dane Co. Sheriff's Office:

Madison, WI. April 10, 2013 – On Saturday March 30th, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a fatal rollover crash that occurred on Highway 19 near Brandywood Trail in the town of Burke.

Thirty-year-old Jason Sterken of Monona was killed when his 2001 Honda Civic went off the shoulder from the westbound lane of Highway 19. His vehicle struck an embankment and subsequently rolled over several times, ejecting Mr. Sterken from the car.

Detectives now believe that while Mr. Sterken’s body lay in the roadway after the crash, that he was struck by at least one, and potentially two vehicles. Even though Mr. Sterken died as a result of the crash, additional information is needed by investigators in order to complete a thorough investigation.

The time of the crash was between 2:00 and 2:30 am. Anyone that may have information on this incident is asked to call the Dane County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (608) 284-6900 or leave an electronic message via our website at www.danesheriff.com. Tips can be anonymous.

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UPDATED Monday, April 1, 2013 --- 11:43 a.m.

Press Release from the Dane Co. Medical Examiner's Office:

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing the name of the man killed in the traffic crash early on March 30th, 2013. The crash was reported to law enforcement at or about 2:30AM. The crash occurred on Highway 19 near Brandywood Trail in the Town of Burke. The operator and single occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The man is identified as:

Jason M. STERKEN
30
Monona, WI

A forensic autopsy was completed this morning at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office. Preliminary results indicate that Mr. STERKEN died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Additional 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.

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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 --5:24 a.m.

Information from the Dane County Sheriff's Department:

At approximately 2:28am, Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Sun Prairie Fire and EMS, were dispatched to US Highway 19 and Brandywood Tr, in the Town of Burke, for a one vehicle, roll-over crash.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 2001 Honda Civic was westbound on STH 19 went off of the shoulder striking a driveway embankment and subsequently rolled several times. The male driver of the vehicle, 32, of Madison, was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Dane County Medical Examiner.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. The name is not being released pending notification of the family.


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