Owner of van that hit Overture Center in Madison turns himself in

MADISON (WKOW) — A driver who turned himself in to police was issued multiple citations including owner liability for hit-and-run, and for flee-and-elude after police say his vehicle struck Overture Center just before midnight Friday.

Darryl E. Pierce, age 54, Madison was arrested Sunday after turning himself into police.

Police say he refused to answer questions, and it is not known if he, or someone else, was behind the wheel at the time of the crash, according to a Madison police incident report.

Witnesses said the van also struck a couple of parked cars, although officers could not immediately find any that were damaged.

The van’s front bumper came off when the Overture Center was hit.

Following calls from witnesses to 911, a MPD officer spotted the van and tried to pull it van over as it left the downtown. The officer witnessed the van strike a traffic sign on East Washington Ave. and keep going.

The officer did not chase the van, but was able to identify its owner after running the plate.

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