Speed and alcohol suspected in Rock County fatal crash, sheriff says

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JANESVILLE, Wis. A Beloit woman is dead after a crash Wednesday afternoon in Rock County.

According to a press release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened around 4 p.m. near the 5400 block of South County Highway J in LaPrairie Township.

Sergeant Peter Falk said a GMC Acadia was traveling southbound on South County Highway J when it went into a ditch, hit a mailbox and drove through a cornfield.

The vehicle kept going, driving across a driveway before hitting a tree.

The driver, a 49-year-old Beloit woman, was taken to Mercy Hospital by ambulance before dying.

An investigation is ongoing, but investigators believe speed and alcohol were involved.