Three victims of deadly Dane County crash were students
Authorities have not released their names. Sheriff's officials say a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in the town of Middleton Saturday about 10:15 p.m.
The vehicle that was struck ended up in a farm field and became engulfed in flames.
The three occupants in that vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. About 100 students and staff gathered in the bleachers outside the school for a vigil Sunday.
Grief counselors will be available throughout the week to support students and staff.
An absolutely tragic day in Middleton. Three are dead following a two car accident along Mineral Point Road last night.— Adam Duxter (@News3Adam) October 3, 2021
We’re told the three were rear ended and their car caught fire.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says names will be withheld until M.E. can confirm ID’s. pic.twitter.com/Tkagsky0SH
Charges are pending against a 30-year-old Madison man involved in the crash. He remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.