UPDATE: Accident involving truck carrying vegetables closes Highway 14 west of Janesville

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Gazette staff
Friday, October 13, 2017

JANESVILLE—A traffic crash involving a truck carrying 1,000 pounds of vegetables closed both lanes of Highway 14 west of Janesville for about four hours Friday, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies and Janesville firefighters and EMS responded at 11:36 a.m. Friday to the head-on collision on Highway 14, just east of North Rivers Edge Drive, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

The highway was reopened at 3:40 p.m.

An initial investigation shows a 36-year-old Janesville man was driving a 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2011 International box truck driven by a 40-year-old Chicago man, according to the release.

The truck overturned in the westbound ditch and broke both axles.

The Janesville man was transported to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center with minor injuries, the release states. He was cited for crossing the center line and having no proof of insurance.

The truck driver was not injured in the crash, which is still under investigation, according to the release.

It took authorities several hours to remove the box truck and vegetables from the scene, according to the release.

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