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Avon, WI (November 23, 2019) – The multi-car accident that took place on Friday night, November 22  in the town of Avon has confirmed that one party sustained serious injuries while a 62-year-old man is dead. It was reported that the man who died was pinned inside his vehicle after the collision.

The Rock County Sheriff described the incident which happened during the height of the rush hour commute at 6:01 p.m. on West Highway 81 by West Beloit Newark Road.

A male driving a Toyota attempted to pass another vehicle but hit a red Mazda SUV instead. The collision was head-on. The driver of the SUV was confirmed to be a 20-year-old man and he suffered serious injuries. He required transportation to a hospital in Janesville.

The crash resulted in a 6-hour shutdown of all the lanes and rerouting of traffic for West highway 81 between West Beloit Newark Road and South County Highway K. The Rock County Highway Department was on the scene to set up a detour route.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team and the Rock County Sheriff are still investigating the details of the crash. 

According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the name of the 62-year-old deceased man will be released pending notification to the family. 

Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.

Multi-Car Accidents In Rock County

There were almost 300 recorded fatalities in 2017 in Wisconsin from disastrous multi-vehicle crashes according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Most road deaths in the state that year, approximately 48% were on rural roads. Driver error is responsible for 95% of all crashes in the United States. When one isn’t paying attention, is driving recklessly, or speeding the risk for serious if not fatal crashes substantially increases.

Rock County, WI - UPDATE- Multi-Car Accident On Hwy 81 Confirmed FatalityWhen you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault or if a loved one has died from the recklessness of another party, you have rights that deserve protection. The Alexander J. Smith Law Offices have the Janesville wrongful death attorneys you want fighting on your behalf so you see your full legal justice.

The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help you with your personal injury or wrongful death claim in Wisconsin and Illinois. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. Our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys are here for you to discuss your accident experience.

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