Authorities have identified the Madison man who died in a crash into a power pole in Monona on Monday night as 21-year-old Joseph M. Swenson.
Swenson, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene of the crash about 7:20 p.m. Monday in the 4500/4600 block of Winnequah Road, Monona police reported.
Witnesses told police that excessive speed was a contributing factor to the crash, police said.
Swenson was pronounced dead at the scene and preliminary results of a forensic examination confirmed that Swenson died from crash injuries, Barry E. Irmen, director of operations for the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement.
The death remains under investigation.
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