Rio man killed in wrong-way crash on Highway 12 near Baraboo

Sauk County sheriff

BARABOO, Wis. — A 23-year-old Rio man died early Saturday after a wrong-way crash.

Sauk County Sheriff’s officials said a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling south in the northbound lane of US Highway 12 near Old 33 at around 1:30 a.m. The Malibu collided with two vehicles that were traveling in the right direction.

The driver of the Malibu, a 20-year-old Lodi man, was taken to a local hospital. The Rio man, a passenger in the Malibu, was Med-Flighted from a local hospital to a Madison area hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Officials said the Lodi man faces charges of operating while intoxicated causing injury. The crash remains under investigation. Officials did not reveal the condition of the drivers of the two other vehicles involved in the incident.