2 killed when driver flees from traffic stop, crashes in Sun Prairie

SUN PRAIRIE — Two people have died and two others have been injured in a fiery crash of a vehicle that was fleeing from a traffic stop in Sun Prairie Friday, authorities said.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the fatal crash.

The vehicle was pulled over in Sun Prairie and as police approached the vehicle on foot, it drove off at a high rate of speed, crashing and catching fire about three blocks away, DCI said.

Two passengers died at the scene. The driver and another passenger were taken to a hospital. DCI says no officers or other individuals were injured.

The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.