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22-year-old woman killed in accident

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Gazette Staff
May 29, 2008
— The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the woman killed in the Wednesday morning car accident east of Beloit.

Katherine R. Fernihough, 22, Beloit, died after she was thrown from the vehicle driven by Richard K. Bennett, 23, of 3103 Mount Zion Ave. Bennett is in custody at the Rock County Jail and will appear in court at 4 p.m. today.


Emergency workers found Fernihough lying 10 feet from the car in a ditch in the 1800 block of South Turtle Town Hall Road at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday.


She suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene by Rock County Deputy Corner Erica Nenno.


Bennett was driving south on South Turtle Town Hall Road when he lost control of his 2000 Buick Century. His car entered the east ditch line, careened off a tree and came to a stop about 150 feet from the tree, according to the sheriff’s office.


Bennett was arrested on a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle after he was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital for nonlifethreatening injuries.



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