One dead, two hurt in crash
TOWN OF MAGNOLIA One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in the town of Magnolia south of Evansville, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.
According to a news release:
Sheriff's deputies from Rock and Green counties, Evansville police, firefighters and EMS and Brooklyn firefighters were dispatched at 5:24 a.m. to Highway 59 east of Highway 104 near the county line.
Deputies found a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville about 15 feet off the road in the south ditch with heavy front-end damage and the male driver trapped. A 2007 Chevrolet Malibu was on its passenger side in the middle of the road with the male driver and male passenger trapped.
A helicopter was called, but the driver of the Malibu was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of the Malibu was flown to University Hospital in Madison with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Bonneville was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville, with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The names of those involved are not being released pending family notification.
The sheriff's office said the Malibu was westbound approaching a large curve when it entered the north shoulder. The driver corrected, and the car spun into the eastbound lane and collided with the oncoming Bonneville.
The driver of the Malibu was not wearing his seatbelt, and speed is believed to be a contributing factor, the sheriff's office reported.
A portion of Highway 59 was closed for about five hours while the crash was investigated.