One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash in Beloit early Sunday morning.
The incident started when a Beloit police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle on 4th Street just south of Portland Avenue for a speeding violation. According to police, as the officer attempted to pull the car over, the vehicle sped up. The vehicle continued speeding down Roosevelt Avenue until it failed to stop at a stop sign and struck another car.
After hitting the car, the suspect's vehicle hit a utility poll and the car was cut in half. Both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the car. The driver, a 22-year-old Beloit man, was killed and his passenger, a 22-year-old Beloit woman is in critical condition at a local hospital.
The two people in the other vehicle were not injured in the crash.
The Wisconsin State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Team wasrequested to assist with the investigation. Beloit Police EvidenceTechnicians also assisted with the investigation.
According to police, the officer did not attempt to pursue the fleeing vehicle because the violation did not warrant a pursuit.
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