UPDATE: The Dane County Sheriff's Dept says the driver of the mini van is a 53 year old man from Deforest. He's listed in critical condition. No name has yet been released. Deputies say the Deforest man appears to have caused the accident as he was speeding and ran into the semi, which was pulling out of the Pine Cone Truck Stop onto Highway 51. Authorities add that alcohol was a factor.
A driver of a mini-van that crashed with a semi Thursday night northeast of Madison is hospitalized with life threatening injuries. The accident happened on Highway 51 at Metro Drive, in the Town of Burke, just before 9:30 p.m.