Tragedies
2012 Car Hits Family Having Picnic, Kills 7yo Boy
2012 Four Young People Die in Fitchburg Crash
2011 Crash kills three in Cottage Grove
2010 Three Young People killed in a Crash by Drunk Driver
2009 Two Girls Die When Boys Crash Stolen Car
2008 Three Die in Med Flight Crash
2008 Three UW Students Die in Car Crash
2008 Father Kills Mentally Handicapped Son, Then Himself
2007 Three People Electrocuted Outside Metro Bus
2007 Four Die in Trailer from CO Poisoning
2005 Two Boaters Vanish on Mendota, One is Never Found
2004 Woman's Suicide Causes Two Others to Die
2004 Quadriplegic Man Drowns Strapped to His Wheelchair
2002 Exposure to Algae Kills Teen
1999 Shaina Davenport Death
1999 East Side Fire Kills Mother, Two Children
1994 North Side Apartment Fire Kills Two 5 Year Old Boys
1991 East High Girls Run Over by Epileptic Driver
1990 Fire Kills Five Children, as Mother Flees
1988 Four West High Students Die In Firey Crash
1983 Ambulance Keys Stolen on Halloween, Man Dies
1979 Three Young McFarland Children Drown in Construction Ditch
1979 Two UW Football Players Die in Off Season
1979 Two Teens Found Dead in Car After 6 Week Search
1973 Allen Hall Fire Kills Three
1971 Five Young Girls Die in Westport Fire


1970 Fire Kills Two Children on East Side
1967 Otis Redding Plane Crash
1967 Bodies of Nine Girls Arrive at Truax Field
1967 Two Young Girls Killed by Car
1966 Three-Year-Old Killed by Elephant
1966 Two Boys Suffocate in Refrigerator
1955 Animals
1952 Four Die in Three Car Crash
1948 Fire Kills Mother and Three Children
1944 Mother Dies Saving 2yo Son in Fire
1940 Four Die as Taxi Hit by Train
1939 Oven Crashes Through Floor, Kills Two Firemen
1936 Four Men Drown in Lake Mendota
1934 Two children die in shed fire
1933 Father & Son Drown as Car Breaks Through Ice
1931 Plane Crash at Madison Airport Kills Three
1930 Boy Drowns Trying to Save Brothers
1929 Five Men Drown in Lake Mendota
1928 Mother Tries to Save Daughter, Both Drown
1918 Flu Epidemic Shut Down City For Weeks
1903 Iroquois Theater Fire kills Hundreds, 5 Madisonians
1898 Explosian of a Boiler in North-Western Roundhouse Kills Three
1893 Fire Kills Three Young Girls
1886 Explosion of a Boiler in CM&StP Roundhouse Kills
1883 Capitol Collapsed During Expansion