Two Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

November 17, 2008
Contact: Lt. David Dohnal Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI. 11/17/08 – At approximately 1:52 a.m., Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Dane Fire and Waunakee EMS, responded to County Highway DM, at Madigan Rd., Town of Vienna, for a single vehicle rollover crash. Lindsey R. Schmitt, age 19, from Dane, WI, was operating a 1994 Buick Regal, westbound on County Highway DM, when she failed to negotiate a 90 degree turn. The vehicle continued into a cornfield where it rolled over before coming to rest. Schmitt was not wearing her seatbelt and had to be extricated from the vehicle. She was transported to UW Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. A passenger, Maddie Wood, age 19, from Dane, WI, was also transported to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Schmitt was arrested for Causing Injury by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle and was also cited for not wearing a seatbelt. Speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.