The victim has been named as 21-year-old Cassondra Sympson. She was a passenger in the vehicle that was struck Sunday evening.
On 04/28/2013 at approximately 5:41pm Beloit Police and Fire Units were dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries at the intersection of Copeland Avenue and Yates Avenue. Responding units discovered one vehicle overturned with four occupants and the other vehicle involved had been abandoned. One of four occupants was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by the Fire Department.
The vehicle that contained the four occupants was traveling westbound on Copeland Avenue at Yates. The other vehicle involved was traveling southbound on Yates Avenue at Copeland Avenue. The southbound vehicle was apparently traveling at high speed, failed to stop for the stop sign, and subsequently collided with the westbound vehicle. Both occupants of the southbound vehicle fled the scene on foot immediately after the crash.
Police investigators are pursuing all possible leads in identifying and locating the occupants that fled the vehicle after the crash. Police evidence technicians are assisting the Wisconsin State Patrol with evidence collection and the reconstruction of the crash at the scene.
Three victims from the westbound vehicle were treated at a local hospital for their injuries, which were not life threatening. Two children, under the age of 2 were injured in the crash. A 21 year old female passenger from Beloit died at a local hospital. A helicopter had been summoned, however, the patient died prior to being transported to a trauma center.
No names will be released until tomorrow morning. The investigation remains active.
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