One killed in crash at 11 and 213
An Orfordville couple was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of highways 11 and 213 at 1:42 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Kerry Schlittler said. The couple proceeded into the intersection when they were struck by a large commercial truck driven by Kevin Campbell, 27, of Washington, Penn., according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office.
The truck was driving east on Highway 11 and failed to stop at the sign. Tire marks indicate the brakes were locked up before the 1997 International truck entered the intersection and until the truck struck the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer, according to the release.
The couple in the sport-utility vehicle were transferred to Mercy Hospital, Janesville, with serious injuries. The driver was flown to University Hospital, Madison, where he or she died, the release said.
The names of the two will be released today after family members are notified, according to the news release.
Highway 11 was closed for more than two hours while emergency responders cleared the scene. Orfordville EMS and the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted.
Campbell and his passenger were uninjured, Schlittler said.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, but speed and inattentive driving could have been factors, according to the news release.
Last updated: 11:39 am Thursday, December 13, 2012