The Dane County Sheriff's Office has reported a fatal accident that occurred during the afternoon of Jan. 15.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 14 and Kahl Rd in the town of Black Earth.

A 26-year-old male was driving westbound on USH 14 and crossed the centerline, hitting an eastbound vehicle head-on. The driver of the eastbound vehicle, Kandra M. Thompson, age 50, of Mazomanie, and her two grandchildren ages 3 and 5, were transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

The driver of the westbound vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Dane County Medical Examiner. His backseat passenger, his 23-month-old daughter, was transported by Middleton EMS to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Hwy. 14 was shut down for approximately three hours while the crash was being investigated.

The sheriff's office has not released the name of the deceased driver.

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