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Man who stopped at Beltline crash scene dies after being hit by drunken driver, police say

January 1, 2019

A man who stopped at the scene of a crash on the Beltline Monday during a snowstorm died after being struck by another vehicle, Monona police said.

A vehicle crashed on eastbound Highway 12 near the Yahara River bridge at 6:51 p.m., police said. A second car stopped to assist at the scene, and the driver of the second car was struck by a third vehicle before officers arrived to help with the initial crash.

The driver of the second car suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.

The driver of the third vehicle was arrested on suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

The Wisconsin State Patrol was called to assist with the crash reconstruction, police said. The Monona Fire Department and the McFarland Police Department helped while a stretch of the eastbound Beltline was closed for several hours.

The Beltline reopened at 10:15 p.m., police said.

Police said the names of the people involved were withheld pending family notification.

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