No fatalities resulted from a three-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon outside Baraboo.
One of the drivers involved is a Wisconsin Dells woman who faces charges related to a Baraboo murder case.
At about 3:50 p.m., the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a three-vehicle collision on Highway A near North Reedsburg Road in the town of Fairfield.
Investigation revealed that a 2007 Mazda CX-7, operated by a 17-year-old female from rural Baraboo, was stopped in the northbound lane of Highway A waiting to turn left into a private driveway. A 2005 Nissan Altima operated by Amanda N. Rotar, 25, of Wisconsin Dells was traveling northbound. Rotar’s vehicle collided with the rear of the stopped Mazda. The impact caused the Mazda to enter the southbound lane, where it struck a 2000 Jeep Wrangler operated by Brian J. Holloway, 53, of rural Baraboo. The Jeep overturned after the collision with the Mazda.
The Jeeps’ occupants were transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. Rotar was transported by ambulance to St. Clare and later taken by Med Flight helicopter ambulance to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. The occupants of the Mazda and Jeep were wearing seat belts. Rotar was not.
She faces charges of homicide, battery, harboring/aiding a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia in a 2015 murder. Jae Robinson has been convicted of killing a man in a street fight, and others face charges related to the incident. Rotar stands accused of serving as a getaway driver.
Rotar also faces charges of narcotics possession and bail jumping after a family member turned her in back in February. She was free on bail at the time.
Saturday’s crash attracted first responders from the Sheriff’s office, the Baraboo Fire Department, Baraboo District Ambulance Service and Dells-Delton Ambulance Service. Mike’s Towing and Bill’s Towing also assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.