One dead from crash that closed State Highway 11 near Footville for 5 hours

FOOTVILLE, Wis. — State Highway 11 reopened east of Footville Monday night more than five hours after a fatal crash blocked the road in both directions, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

According to the Rock County Sheriff’s office, A Chevrolet Silverado headed west on Highway 11 crossed the centerline and crashed into a Ford F550 that was headed east.

The Silverado spun into the middle of the road and caught fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ford rolled into a ditch. The driver was seriously injured and was transported to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville.

A Rock County dispatcher said the crash was reported just before 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 11 and Roherty Road. WisDOT reported the scene as clear just before 10:10 p.m.

Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Footville and Janesville Fire and EMS responded to the crash.

The Rock County Medical Examiner’s office is continuing to investigate and will release the name of the victim at a later date.