On Monday, September 16, 2013, at approximately 10:21pm, Dane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with City of Madison Fire/Rescue and Waunakee Fire/Rescue units responded to the intersection of County Highway M and Willow Rd., in the Township of Westport, for a two vehicle injury crash.
The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound 1992 Toyota pickup truck failed to yield the right-of-way while making a left turn off of County Highway M onto Willow Rd., striking a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo, which had been eastbound on County Highway M.
The at fault driver, sole occupant, of the Toyota, was identified as Darren D. Burgette, 25, of Madison. Burgette was arrested for causing injury by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He will also be cited for failure to yield right-of-way, inattentive driving, operating after suspension, failure, and for having no insurance. Burgette was admitted to the UW Hospital with serious, but non life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Chevrolet Aveo, Chance D. Pagel, 26, of Madison, was admitted to the UW Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, Elessandra C. Hamre-Tamayo, 22, of Middleton, was also admitted to the UW Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts. Airbags were deployed.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.