Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2012 --- 11:24 a.m.
Press Release from the Beloit Police Department:
The Beloit Police Department is investigating a two vehicle auto accident that occurred on Eighth St. at Euclid Av at about 4:50 this morning.
A vehicle driven by Spenser T. Hubbard, W/M, age 22, unknown address, was traveling at a high rate of speed north bound on Eighth St. Hubbard’s vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Salvador Cabrera-Ortega, W/M, age 40, that was traveling west bound on Euclid Av. Following the collision, Hubbard’s vehicle traveled through a yard and came to rest against the residence of 502 Eighth St. Beloit Fire Department personnel were required to extricate victims from both vehicles.
Hubbard was transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville for non-life threatening injuries. A 17 year old W/F passenger in Hubbard’s vehicle was flown by helicopter to UW Madison Hospital and is in serious condition. Neither Hubbard nor his passenger was wearing a seatbelt.
Cabrera-Ortega, of Beloit, and his six year old daughter passenger were transported to Beloit Hospital for minor injuries and they were both treated and released. The daughter had not been restrained with a seatbelt or car seat.
The Beloit Police Department was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol with the accident reconstruction. The scene was cleared shortly after 8:00 a.m. In addition to the excessive speed, investigators believe alcohol and/or other drugs were a contributing factor.
Hubbard will be held on an initial charge of Causing Injury by Intoxicated use of a Motor Vehicle. Additional charges will be assessed at the conclusion of the investigation.