Passenger killed in crash involving dump truck identified

Driver faces homicide charges
Passenger killed in crash involving dump truck identified

The Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department has identified the man killed during a crash involving a parked dump truck in Milton.

Derek Lee Garber, 20, of Milton, was a passenger in the Chevrolet Cobalt that hit the parked dump truck, officials said.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. Sunday, on East High Street, near the intersection with McEwan Lane.

Police said the driver, Joseph R. Overbeek, 20, of Delavan, rear-ended the dump truck while going west on East High Street. The truck had been parked legally on the street’s north side at the curb.

Police do not believe speed played a role in the crash, according to a release from the Milton Police Department. Officers said neither Overbeek nor Garber were wearing their seatbelts.

Passenger killed in crash involving dump truck identified

Overbeek received minor injuries from the crash.

He was arrested on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, operating after suspension causing death and other traffic charges. He was taken to the Rock County Jail after being treated for his injuries.

East High Street was also closed for about four hours for an investigation.

Get your weather forecast from people who actually live in your community. We update with short, easy-to-use video forecasts you can watch on your phone every day. Download the iOS or Android app here.