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Overturned semitrailer closes highway nearly 3 hours

Driver taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

TOWN OF NEWARK, Wis. - An overturned semitrailer resulted in injuries for the driver and a three-hour road closure in Rock County on Friday.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office said the semi was traveling west on Highway 81 west of County Road H in the town of Newark when the 65-year-old driver failed to negotiate a curve. The semi traveled into a ditch, struck a field access and overturned, according to deputies.

The driver was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Speed is not believed to be a factor but the driver was cited on suspicion of failing to maintain control of the vehicle.

Highway 81 was closed and detoured from 9:05 a.m. until 11:51 a.m.

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