VERONA, Wis. — Authorities say the number of vehicles involved in a fatal crash in the fog on a southern Wisconsin highway is now up to 29.

Dane County sheriff’s spokeswoman Elise Schaffer says one person — a 53-year-old woman — died and six others were injured in the pileup on eastbound Highway 18/151 just south of Verona Monday morning. One of the six injured was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Sheriff’s officials say poor visibility due to heavy patches of fog is believed to be a contributing factor.

The sheriff’s office says uninjured drivers and passengers were taken to the Verona Fire Department.

The northbound lanes remain closed.

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