A Blanchardville woman has been identified as the fatal victim in a large pile-up that happened south of Verona on Monday morning.
Catherine M. Hoelzel, 53, died from her injuries related to the 29-vehicle crash on Highway 18/151 just east of Highway 69, according to the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said foggy conditions and speed contributed to the crash, which sent six other people to the hospital.
Hoelzel was the sole occupant in her vehicle and died at the scene. The pile-up was reported to authorities just before 8 a.m. and happened in the northbound lanes of Highway 18/151.