Police: Alcohol a factor in crash that sends two to the hospital

Crash occured Tuesday on Janesville's south side

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Two people suffered injuries Tuesday evening after a car crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 51 on Janesville’s south side, according to Janesville police.

The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of 51 and West Knilans Road.

According to police, a pickup truck going northbound on 51 crossed the centerline, striking a large SUV going south. Police said alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Police said the drivers of both vehicles were taken to the hospital. The driver of the pickup received life threatening injuries, while the driver of the SUV received non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the road was closed for two hours while they reconstructed the accident.

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