Update: One person dead and one in the hospitol after fiery crash near Monona Terrace.
One person was pronounced dead and one person is in the hospital after a fiery car crash early Saturday morning, authorities reported.
Sgt. Kurt Wege said in a news release that at 3:37 a.m. they were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of John Nolen Drive and South Blair Street. The city recently approved changes to the notoriously difficult to navigate “hairball” intersection.
Arriving officers reported finding the vehicles in flames. One person was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and one person was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the release states. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.
The streets impacted by the crash were re-opened by 8:15 a.m., authorities reported.
The State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Team was on the scene on Saturday morning.
The crash investigation is still on-going, but further details were available.