Janesville man killed, 4 others injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-39/90, officials say

Janesville man killed, 4 others injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-39/90, officials say

One person was killed and several were injured Monday night in a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 39/90, officials said.

The crash initially involved four vehicles, but a secondary crash involved three more vehicles, officials said.

The left northbound and southbound lanes on I-39/90 at mile marker 149 were closed for more than two hours due to the crash, according to a release from the Department of Transportation.

The crash took place around 8:30 p.m., when a pickup truck going east on the interstate lost control and crossed through the median and into the westbound lanes of I-90, investigators said.

The eastbound pickup truck sideswiped a westbound pickup truck and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer, according to the release. The eastbound pickup truck bounced off the semi truck and collided with an SUV going west, causing the SUV to roll over.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing seat belts except Quintin Robert Newton, 24, of Janesville, who was the driver of the pickup truck that crossed the median, officials said. He died in the crash.

The three occupants in the SUV, a 25-year-old woman, 29-year-old man and 10-month-old boy, all from Sparta, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the westbound pickup truck, a 58-year-old man from Lincolnshire, Illinois, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi, a 77-year-old man from Colfax, was not injured.

According to the release, alcohol use may be a factor in the crash, but it is still under investigation.

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