SUN PRAIRIE - An overnight accident shut down an area highway for several hours and sent one person to the hospital.

According to Dane County Communications, two vehicles collided on along the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 151 in Sun Prairie around 11pm Saturday night.

The accident resulted in one person being ejected from their vehicle and pinned between a car and a tree. That person was flown to an area hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. There has been no update on the conditions of the others involved.

Authorities have also not released the names of those involved and continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

The accident shutdown both northbound lanes on 151 for more than two hours.