Multi-vehicle crash in Verona leaves one dead; weather may have been a factor, police say

VERONA, Wis. — One person died in a multi-vehicle crash in Verona Thursday evening, the city’s police department said.

The crash happened on the County Highway M bridge over U.S. Highway 18/151 just before 6 p.m. In a news release, police said an initial report showed two vehicles crashed on the bridge and were then hit by a third vehicle.

One driver died at the scene; Police Chief David Dresser said multiple other people were taken to area hospitals with injuries he believed were non-life-threatening.

Officials are still investigating the crash, but police said the weather is believed to have been a contributing factor.

The victim’s name has not been released.

County Highway M was closed in the area for several hours while crews responded to the scene.

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