MPD: Man who died in Mineral Point Rd. crash had heroin, prescription pills in his car

The fatal crash happened at Mineral Point and Commerce Drive just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison police said the man who died in a three-car crash on Mineral Point Road on Wednesday had suspected heroin and prescription pills in his car.

The Dane County Medical Examiner identified him as 33-year-old Joshua M. Kregness of Verona. He died from injuries sustained in the crash. Additional testing is underway.

While police are still investigating the crash, they said the investigation so far indicates there were two SUVs side-by-side in double turn lanes going from outbound Mineral Point Road onto Commerce Drive. Kregness was inbound on Mineral Point Road, when he ran a red light and collided with one of the turning SUVs. That SUV was then pushed into the second SUV.

According to police, there were two people in one SUV and a solo driver in the other. The solo driver and the passenger in the other SUV were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released.

Kregness was pronounced dead at the scene.