8-year-old dies after I-39/90 rollover crash near Stoughton
STOUGHTON, Wis. (WMTV) - An 8-year-old has died Wednesday and many others are injured following a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-39/90 near Stoughton.
Wisconsin State Patrol reported the crash occurred just before 2 p.m. Wednesday on I-39/90 by US 51. Initial investigation indicates that a minivan blew its tire while on the road, lost control and then rolled over several times.
The 8-year-old passenger was taken by UW Med Flight to a nearby hospital, but officials say they later died of their injuries. Multiple other occupants were injured, but authorities did not state the extent of the injuries.
State Patrol continued, saying the driver of the minivan was arrested on their second alleged offense of operating with an impairment.
The crash resulted in a traffic backup for about two hours while the scene was being cleared, as well as a crash reconstruction investigation conducted by the state patrol’s Technical Reconstruction Unit.
The crash occurred at 1:46 p.m. on I-39 northbound near US 51 northbound.
Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Edgerton Fire and EMS, Janesville EMS, and Deer-Grove EMS all responded to the crash.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is still investigating this crash.
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