Med Flight responds to serious injuries in head-on Rutland crash
A young Oregon woman was flown by medical helicopter for treatment of serious injuries after a head-on crash in the town of Rutland early Saturday.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of a pickup versus car crash at 5:51 a.m. on Highway 14 near Hill Road.
According to the report, a 21-year-old woman was traveling east on Highway 14 in a 2009 Pontiac when the vehicle entered the westbound lane of traffic. The car struck a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 37-year-old Beloit man.
The woman was taken to UW Hospital by Med Flight with serious and possibly life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The pickup driver was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. A passenger in the pickup was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The sheriff’s office said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, but did not specify if one or both drivers may have been drinking. Everyone was wearing a seat belt and air bags deployed in each vehicle.
The names of the people in the vehicles were not released Saturday afternoon and the crash was still under investigation, according to the news release.
Highway 14 was closed in both directions for several hours after the crash, but state traffic officials said the road was reopened at about 10 a.m.