UPDATE: Man killed in Beloit crash identified

UPDATED Monday, March 17, 2014 --- 10:16 a.m.

Beloit Police have identified the man who was killed in a crash early Sunday morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of Roosevelt Ave. and Bluff Street.

Police say a vehicle that fled from officers hit another vehicle and crashed into a pole.

Both people in the suspect vehicle were ejected. 22-year-old Adrain Taylor died at the hospital. 22-year-old Special Tume Davidson was injured.

Two people in the other vehicle were not injured.


Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 --- 9:09 a.m.

A City of Beloit Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a vehicle on Fourth Street, just south of Portland Avenue for a speeding violation. This happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle turned onto Roosevelt Avenue from Fourth Street, it accelerated at a high rate of speed as it traveled westbound on Roosevelt Avenue from Fourth Street.

The officer did not initiate a pursuit of the fleeing vehicle as the violation did not warrant a pursuit by department policy. The suspect vehicle continued westbound on Roosevelt Avenue at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign at Roosevelt Ave and Bluff Street.

The suspect vehicle struck another vehicle that was traveling northbound on Bluff Street. Both vehicles were heavily damaged. Both also had two occupants in them at the time of the crash.

The suspect vehicle struck a utility pole after the initial collision. The suspect vehicle was cut in half as a result of the collision. Both occupants of the suspect vehicle were ejected. The driver and passenger of the suspect vehicle were critically injured as a result of the crash. Beloit Fire Department units responded to the scene and transported the victims to an area hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, a 22 year old Beloit man, later died from his injuries at an area hospital. A 22 year old Beloit woman , was critically injured and is being treated at an area hospital. The Rock County Coroner’s office was notified.

The two occupants of the other involved vehicle, were not injured during the crash, although their vehicle was heavily damaged.

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