One person killed, two hospitalized after crash on Stoughton Road

UPDATE (WKOW) -- The City of Madison Police Department says one of the two people thrown from their car has died.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Because it is an ongoing investigation, no names have been released.

MADISON (WKOW) -- Three people were taken to area hospitals following a crash in which two people were thrown from their car.

Authorities say the crash happened Friday at 2:06 p.m.

According to the Madison Police Department, the preliminary investigation reveals a car lost control after exiting Cottage Grove Road onto southbound S. Stoughton Road.

Officers say the vehicle struck the guardrail, and flew through the air with both passengers still occupying the vehicle. While the vehicle was still occupied it landed on the hood of a vehicle, traveling in the opposite direction northbound on S. Stoughton Road. The vehicle continued to roll over and travel down a nearby hill. While the vehicle traveled down the hill both driver and passenger were ejected.

Police say neither the driver nor passenger were wearing seat belts.

The driver behind the wheel of the other vehicle, the one upon which the car landed, was also hurt.

Police say they do not know the extent of the injuries to all three people, but some are believed to be serious.

Authorities say speed was a likely factor.

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