One man dead and another man arrested following HWY-51 accident

Published: Feb. 24, 2017 at 4:28 AM CST
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BURKE, Wis. (WMTV) -- One man is dead following a two car-accident at the intersection of US HWY-51 and County HWY CV.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says at around 11:15 Thursday night, an 18-year-old in a truck heading South on 51 struck an SUV that was turning Northbound from County HWY CV. The driver of the SUV, a 60-year-old man from Wisconsin Dells, was taken to the hospital where he died. The 18-year-old was not injured.

Deputies say speed appears to have played a factor in the crash. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found inside the truck. The 18-year-old has been arrested and is facing preliminary charges of homicide by negligent use of a motor vehicle.

The crash is still under investigation.

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