Man killed in windshield tire crash identified

Car was going westbound on Interstate 39-90 south of Madison

The Wisconsin State Patrol said one person died early Monday morning after a tire from a car crashed into the windshield of a car going westbound on the interstate.

The incident happened at mile marker 144 on Interstate 39-90 just south of the Beltline around 1:20 a.m. Monday.

According to the state patrol, the tire had come off a vehicle traveling eastbound when it went through the windshield and struck a passenger in the car.

The driver of the car lost control and slid into the concrete barrier on the right shoulder of the interstate.

Mark C. Bolan, 55, of Lombard, Illinois, died in the crash. The driver, Victor A. Gauger, 56, was not injured in the crash.

The state patrol said both people in the car were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident.

Officials said the 16-inch rim has a Mastercraft Courser tire on it, size LT235/85R16, and they believe it came off a heavy utility truck or trailer. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the crash to call 608-846-8500.