A driver who died in a Far West Side crash he caused on Wednesday had suspected heroin and prescription pills in his vehicle, Madison police said Thursday.
Police said the investigation so far indicates that the driver caused the three-vehicle crash when he ran a red light at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and Commerce Drive just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office later on Thursday identified the driver as Joshua M. Kregness, 33, of Verona, and said that preliminary results of a forensic examination confirm that Kregness died from injuries sustained in the crash. Additional testing is underway, the Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Investigators have determined that two SUVs were driving side-by-side in double turn lanes going from outbound (westbound) Mineral Point Road onto Commerce Drive, when the driver who was inbound (eastbound) on Mineral Point ran a red light and collided with one turning SUV, pushing it into the other SUV, Madison police public information officer Joel DeSpain said.
There were two people in one SUV and just a driver in the other. The passenger in one SUV and the solo driver in other SUV were taken to a hospital where they were treated for their injuries and released, DeSpain said.
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The initial investigation indicates a driver ran a red light and died in a collision with two other vehicles Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and Commerce Drive, police said.