Hazardous road conditions may be to blame for chain reaction crash near Platteville

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Hazardous road conditions may have played a role in a three-vehicle crash Friday in the Platteville area that injured an elderly man. In an update released Wednesday, authorities said, Jacque Smith, 70, was hospitalized, after a 23 year old driver lost control of his vehicle on Wisconsin 80, near Walnut Road, crossed the center line, colliding with a NB vehicle, before spinning into Smith’s car. The highway was shutdown for about two and a half hours.