Teen reported dead actually survived fatal Rock County crash

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Gazette staff
Sunday, December 1, 2013

TOWN OF BRADFORD--One of four victims in a fatal crash that occurred Saturday is still alive, the Rock County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday.

All four occupants of a car were reported to have died in the crash, but one of them, a 14-year-old girl, survived, according to a sheriff's office news release.

“Due to a miscommunication between treating hospitals, the relay of information to sheriff office personnel was incorrect,” the news release states. “A Mercy Hospital doctor originally told Rock County Sheriff Office investigators that the victim that was taken to the UW Hospital in Madison had not survived. It was later learned that the 14-year-old female passenger involved in this accident is in fact alive. She was treated overnight and was listed in stable condition at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.”

The crash was reported at 10:19 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of highways 14 and 140 in the town of Bradford.

 Investigators believe the car driven by Talia S. Enciso, 18, of Sharon, was northbound on Highway 140 and did not stop for the stop sign where 140 meets Highway 14.

The car entered the intersection and was hit by a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer. The two occupants of the truck were not injured.

Dead in the crash were Enciso; Alvino Ortiz, 43, and a child, 7, according to the news release.

Ortiz was the father of the other three occupants in the car, the Associated Press reported.

A sheriff's office patrol sergeant said Sunday he could not disclose the names of the children.



Last updated: 3:14 pm Sunday, December 1, 2013

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