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Man dead in Rock County crash


A man is dead after an early morning accident in Rock County.

Officers responded to West STH 59 just east of N STH 104 just before 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13.

A 1998 Bonneville with heavy front-end damage was found in the south ditch about 15 feet from the road. A 2007 Malibu was on its passenger side in the middle of the road with a male driver and male passenger trapped inside. The male driver of the Bonneville was also trapped inside his vehicle.

During extrication, the driver of the Malibu was found to be unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Med-Flight doctors. The vehicle's passenger was taken to UW-Hospital by Med-Flight for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Bonneville was taken to Mercy Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

According to investigation, the Malibu was going west on W STH 59 toward a sweeping curve in the road. The vehicle entered the north shoulder of the curve, the driver corrected, and the vehicle started to turn counter-clockwise. The vehicle then started to go sideways into the eastbound lane of traffic when it collided with the Bonneville.

The driver of the Malibu was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and speed is believed to be a contributing factor.

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