At approximately 6:25 P.M. on Monday December 30th the Madison Township Police Department along with the Madison Fire District, responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of North Ridge Road (US 20) and Green Road. The crash reportedly involved one motor vehicle and a pedestrian.
Police arrived on scene at 6:32 P.M. and located a male lying in the inside eastbound lane, sometimes referred to as the “high speed lane”. The male was breathing but unresponsive with severe head trauma. The male was later identified as 34 year-old Michael Medved of Madison. Medved was transported by the Madison Fire District to the Lake Hospital Madison Medical Campus Emergency Department and was later transferred to Metro General Medical Center Main Campus where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The involved vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Maxima operated by 45 year-old Victoria Wade of Madison, was also at the scene awaiting police arrival. Ms. Wade apparently made one of the initial 911 calls from the scene.
Due to the severity of the crash, the Lake Regional Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene. The Madison Township Police Department is a participating agency and has traffic crash reconstructionists assigned to the unit.
Although the investigation is ongoing, preliminary findings show that Wade was traveling eastbound on North Ridge Road in the curb lane. After entering the intersection, Wade’s vehicle struck Medved who was crossing North Ridge Road from north to south. Physical evidence, witness statements and video footage of the intersection show that Wade had a green light when she entered the intersection and had the right of way. Data downloaded from the vehicle’s onboard computer showed that the vehicle was not speeding at the time of the crash. Other evidence confirmed the vehicle speed.
Test results are still pending, but it is not suspected that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.