Single vehicle crash reported in Portage

(Portage Police Department)
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 7:09 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A single vehicle crash was reported on Wednesday afternoon on US 51 northbound/southbound in the DeWitt Street and E. Oneida Street area, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers reported that passenger car which had been north bound on DeWitt St / Hwy 51 had exited the roadway to the right and struck a metal railing causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received the call about the crash at at 5:56 p.m. and Portage Police Department were dispatched to the scene with Portage Fire Department and Aspirus Divine Savior EMS.

Police found two people in the vehicle, who were injured by the air bags, according to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. It is also reported that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

Both the driver and passenger were later taken via Med Flight to UW Hospital in Madison.

The crash is still under investigation. Speed and alcohol were believed to a factor in this incident, according to Portage Police Department.

With the holiday weekend upon us, Portage Police wants to remind everyone to wear their seatbelt, avoid distractions, and not drink and drive.

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