The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing the names of the two men that were killed in the traffic crash yesterday in the Town of Christiana. The two vehicle crash happened on STH 73 at CTH PQ, and was reported shortly before 1700hrs. The two men were traveling in the same vehicle and were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The men are identified as:
Joseph L. KLEIMAN 20 Schaumburg, IL
Mahatkumar S. PATEL 20 Hanover Park IL
Examinations conducted today at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that both men died from the injuries that were sustained in the crash. Additional testing is underway.
This case remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office
Madison, WI. Tuesday, July 23, 2013–At approximately 4:55pm, Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Cambridge Fire and EMS, Madison Paramedics and UW Med Flight responded to a two-vehicle crash on STH 73 at CTH PQ, in the Town of Christiana.
The preliminary investigation indicates the 2002 black Acura sedan had been westbound on CTH PQ, when it ran the stop sign on CTH PQ at STH 73 and was struck by a 2008 blue Ford F250, that was southbound on STH 73. The male driver of the Acura, age 20 of Illinois, and his male passenger, age 20 of Illinois, were pronounced deceased at the scene by a Dane County Medical Examiner. The female driver of the Ford truck, age 63 of Illinois, was transported by UW Med Flight to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The female driver of the Ford truck and the male passenger in the Acura were wearing seatbelts. The male driver of the Acura was not wearing his seatbelt.
STH 73 was closed in both directions between USH 12 and Koshkonong Rd. from approx. 5:00pm to 9:00pm while deputies investigated the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. The names are not being released pending notification of the families of those involved.