Sierra Frisch, 47, of Stoughton, was killed and a man was seriously injured during a multiple-vehicle crash Saturday night on Highway 51 in the Town of Dunn.
According to a Dane County Sheriff’s Department news release, deputies responded around 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, to a multiple vehicle fatal crash on Highway 51, just north of Lake Kegonsa Road. The road was closed in both directions until 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning.
According to the news release, preliminary investigation shows that a 2021 Toyota Camry with one occupant was traveling north on Highway 51 in the southbound lane at a high rate of speed. A 2012 Dodge Durango traveling south swerved into the ditch to avoid the oncoming vehicle, while the Camry continued north in the southbound lanes before striking a 2021 Hyundai Elantra driven by Frisch head on, causing it to roll several times.
A fourth vehicle was able to avoid the initial crash, but was struck on the windshield by flying debris.
According to the news release, Frisch was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 39-year-old man driving the 2021 Camry was airlifted to UW Hospital with serious injuries. The drivers and occupants of the two other involved vehicles were uninjured.
The names of the involved drivers are not being released at this time, pending the outcome of the investigation and notification by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office to the family of the deceased.
Police officers from McFarland and Stoughton, and Fire/EMS units from Middleton and Stoughton also responded to the crash.