Two killed in head-on crash in Janesville

Driver thought to have lost control on icy roads

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Janesville police said two people were killed in a crash Monday.

The accident happened at 3:26 p.m. Monday on Highway 14 by North River Road. Traffic was rerouted around Highway 14 for approximately five hours because of the crash, police said.

Police originally responded to a call for a head-on collision with two passengers seriously injured.

An investigation revealed a 75-year-old female driver from Janesville lost control of her Ford F-150 on the icy roads while driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 14. She then traveled into the westbound lane, striking a pickup truck driven by a 57-year-old man from Davis, Illinois.

The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The female was transported to Mercy Hospital and later was taken to U-W Hospital via Med Flight. She was pronounced dead Monday night.

Speed and alcohol are not thought to be contributing factors to the crash.

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