One person killed in Rock County head-on crash
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Wis. (WMTV) - One person died late Monday afternoon, and another driver suffered serious injuries, after two full-size trucks collided head-on along a Rock Co. highway, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
According to its statement, the driver of a red Chevrolet Silverado, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, near where Hwy. 11 meets N. Roherty Road, in Plymouth township.
Investigators determined the driver had crossed the center lane while heading west on the Hwy. 11 shortly before 5 p.m. and his pickup struck an oncoming Ford F550 SuperDuty truck. The force of the collision spun the Silverado and caused the truck to catch fire, while the Ford overturned and went into the ditch on the other side of the highway.
The Ford’s driver was rushed to Mercy Hospital, in Janesville, with serious injuries, the Sheriff’s Office added.
The Wisconsin Highway Patrol closed Hwy. 11 for approximately five hours to conduct their investigation, which is still ongoing. The Rock Co. Medical Examiner also responded to participate in the inquiry and is expected to release the name of the Chevrolet’s driver at a later time.
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