Sheriff: McFarland teen dies in car crash; alcohol may be involved
A 16-year-old from McFarland is dead after he crashed his car into a tree early Saturday morning.
Dane County sheriff’s deputies said the teen was driving along Vilas Hope Road near the Town of Cottage Grove around 3 a.m., when the driver lost control, crossing into oncoming traffic and into a ditch before hitting a tree.
The Dane County medical examiner pronounced the teen dead at the scene.
Deputies believe alcohol may have been involved in the crash.
The boy’s name is being withheld until family can be notified.