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UPDATE: Subsequent accidents close Highway 14

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GINA R. HEINE
October 21, 2009

BRADFORD TOWNSHIP—Highway 14 east of Janesville is closed from Avalon Road to County Line Road as emergency responders investigate a fatal accident and a second accident at Kemp Road.


The first, fatal accident was reported at 1:50 p.m., according to a Rock County Sheriff’s Office news release.


According to the release:


The vehicle was westbound on Highway 14 when it left the road, hit a tree, rolled and burst into flames. The driver was killed on impact. Speed is not believed to be a factor.


The name of the deceased will be released after notification of next of kin.


The second accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. when an eastbound school bus carrying five students from Williams Bay Elementary School rear-ended a crew cab pickup truck, according to a Gazette photographer at the scene at the time of the crash. The impact forced the truck into the oncoming westbound lane where it struck another vehicle.


School officials said the students had been at a student leadership conference in Madison, and confirmed none was seriously injured. School officials are in the process of contacting parents.



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