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Wrong way wreck on Hwy. 151 lands driver in hospital

All west bound lanes on US 18/151 near Verona are closed due to a crash.
All west bound lanes on US 18/151 near Verona are closed due to a crash.(Curt Lenz)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 6:35 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM CST
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TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. (WMTV) - A Verona man was allegedly going the wrong way down a western Dane Co. highway early Friday morning when his SUV collided with an oncoming semi.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the 25-year-old Verona man was heading east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 151 shortly after 4 a.m. when his silver Volkswagen Touareg crashed into the semi near the Co. Hwy. JG interchange, in the Town of Blue Mounds.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital, the Sheriff’s Office reported; however authorities did not state how bad his injuries were. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

The Sheriff’s Office added that charges are pending against the SUV’s driver after his medical assessment.

The crash closed all westbound lanes of the highway for nearly four hours.

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