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Police: Speeding driver ran red light, caused fatal crash

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 19:16:20-05

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say a traffic crash that killed three people and injured a fourth person was caused by a speeding driver who ran a red light.

An SUV and a car collided about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday on the city’s east side, killing the drivers of both vehicle and a passenger in the SUV.

Another person in the car was injured. Officials say two of the victims died at the scene and a third person was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police on Wednesday said the driver of the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the vehicle blew through a red light and T-boned the SUV at Highway 51 and Cottage Grove Road.

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