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Man dies in Business 151 crash
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The last Business 151 crash, at Mineral Street around 4:15 p.m., resulted in one person being taken to Southwest Health. Southwest Health EMS and Platteville firefighters were called to all three crashes.

A 48-year-old Benton man died in one of three three-car crashes on East Business 151 in Platteville Wednesday.

Alan R. VanNatta died at UW Hospital in Madison after a crash on East Business 151 in front of Runde Auto Group around 1:50 p.m.

VanNatta was westbound waiting to turn left into the Runde driveway when his car was rear-ended by a pickup truck driven by Vincent R. Loeffelholz, 72, Cuba City. According to Platteville police, VanNatta’s car then entered the eastbound lane, where it was hit broadside by another pickup truck driven by Gerald J. Harper, 75, Potosi, going east.

VanNatta was taken by Southwest Health EMS to Southwest Health, then to UW Hospital, where he died later Wednesday.

Police are investigating the crash. Platteville police were assisted by the Platteville Fire Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.