DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Witnesses tell investigators that glare from the sun may have been a factor in a series of crashes that left one woman dead and four other injured in Dane County.
Sheriff's officials say 58-year-old Jane Sagen of Madison died when she stepped out of her vehicle after a motorcycle hit it on Highway 30 Saturday. Sagen was struck by another vehicle.
According to the State Journal, that accident led to a series of other crashes involving eight cars and injuring four people.
DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- The woman killed in a chain reaction traffic crash on Saturday morning has been identified.
The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says Jane Sagen, 58, was hit and killed by a car after she got out of her vehicle. The Madison woman had just gotten into a crash with a motorcycle and got out of her car on Highway 30 near Fair Oaks Avenue.
Authorities say eight other cars were involved in the subsequent chain reaction crash after Sagan was hit. Four other people were hurt. Sagen died on scene.
The incident remains under investigation, but initial reports show the first crash was caused by sun glare.
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