One killed, three hurt in Interstate crash
JANESVILLE An early morning traffic accident left one person dead and three others injured.
At 1:59 a.m. Saturday, a Ford F350 pick-up was on the on-ramp to Interstate 90/39 south from U.S. Highway 14 Eastbound, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.
As the driver accelerated to merge, the truck’s tires lost traction on the wet pavement, causing the driver to lose control.
The pickup slid sideways into the right ditch, rolled twice, went through a chain-link fence and came to rest on its tires.
The passenger in the front seat, a 30-year-old male from Janesville, was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, according to the news release.
The driver, a 31-year-old male from Stoughton, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville with non life-threatening injuries.
Two other passengers in the car, a 30-year-old male from Stoughton and a 27-year-old, were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville with non life-threatening injuries.
The names of the drivers and passengers are being withheld pending notification of family members, the news release said.
The 27-year-old male was wearing his seat belt. The other occupants of the car were not.
The accident is still under investigation, but alcohol is not believed to be a factor.