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UPDATE: 1 person dead, another hurt in head-on crash

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COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) -- Authorities have released the name of the man who died in head-on crash in Cottage Grove.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says the victim is 40-year-old Brian Wiest of Cottage Grove.

Wiest was driving on Highway N in the town of Cottage Grove when a van crossed the center line and ran into his truck.

The 23-year-old driver of the van was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) -- A 42-year-old Cottage Grove man has died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision Tuesday morning near Cottage Grove.

Officials responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway N north of Coffeytown Road in the Town of Cottage Grove around 6:05 a.m. on Tuesday.

Cottage Grove Police Chief Chris Hughes says the early stages of the investigation show a cargo van being operated by a 23-year-old Edgerton man crossed the centerline, striking a pickup truck head-on. Officials say the 42-year-old man was driving the pick-up truck.

Both drivers were transported to UW hospital. The 23-year-old man sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The 42-year-old man was in critical condition with life threatening injuries Tuesday morning. However, Hughes said the driver did end up dying from the injuries.

Hughes says they are not releasing anymore information because on an ongoing investigation. 

Stay with 27 News and www.wkow.com for more on this developing story.

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COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) -- One driver is in critical condition and another is hurt after a head-on collision Tuesday morning near Cottage Grove.

The accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. Police say the driver of a northbound vehicle crossed the center line and hit a southbound vehicle head-on.

One driver is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Both were taken to UW Hospital.

Police say Highway N should be open by 8:30 a.m.

Stay with 27 News and www.wkow.com for more on this developing story.

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COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) -- Highway N remains closed around 7:30 a.m. for a head-on accident.

Police have blocked off the entire highway on the south end of Cottage Grove. Our photojournalist near the scene can't get to the accident to see what's happening, but did send us a picture of the road closure.

The police chief plans a news conference soon with more information about what happened.

Stay with 27 News and www.wkow.com for more information on this developing story.

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COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) -- A head-on crash has shut down Highway N in the southern part of the Village of Cottage Grove.

According to Dane County Communications, it happened about 6:00 on Tuesday morning. The ambulance was sent to the scene, but further injuries are not known at this time.

Stay with 27 News and www.wkow.com for more information on this developing story.

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