Fatal Vehicle Crash

  • Case number: 21-00850
  • Incident date: July 23, 2021, 9:45 pm
  • Incident type: Traffic Crash
  • Location/address: Lake Mendota Drive - near Frautschi Point

On Friday, July 23, 2021 at approximately 9:45 p.m., UW-Madison Police Department officers responded to Lake Mendota Drive, near Frautschi Point, for a report of a serious car crash. When officers arrived, they located a vehicle on its roof, off the roadway. It appeared the vehicle had flipped multiple times.

A passenger in the vehicle was ejected and did not survive the crash. The teenage driver and three other teenage passengers were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released.

A preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling east on Lake Mendota Drive when the driver lost control at a curve in the road.

The incident remains under investigation by the UW-Madison Police Department.