Driver Killed in Beloit, WI, 18-wheeler Accident on I-39/90
Beloit, WI -- January 7, 2017, one person was killed following an accident where a car and an 18-wheeler collided head-on along I-39/90.
According to reports released by the Wisconsin State Police, the incident occurred north of town, near the Shopiere Road intersection, at about 4:30 a.m.
Preliminary investigations indicate that a man was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on the interstate in the southbound lanes of travel. Due to this, the vehicle crossed paths with an oncoming 18-wheeler. The truck could not avoid the accident in time, and they two vehicles crashed head-on.
Due to the severity of the crash, the driver of the Camry sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports did not indicate any additional injuries.
At this time, authorities are not yet sure what caused the Toyota to drive the wrong direction down the highway. Investigations are ongoing.
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