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Rock County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday September 25th, 2019 :: 03:26 p.m. CDT


MEDIA RELEASE: Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Accident

Contact Person: Captain Jude Maurer
CASE: SO1950206
Date: September 25, 2019

On September 25, 2019 at 8:08 a.m., Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies, Wisconsin State Patrol, Janesville Fire/EMS, Rock County Sheriff Reconstruction Team, Rock County Drone Team, and the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to E. Highway 11 and Interstate I39/90 for a traffic accident with injuries. It was reported that one of the operators was possibly deceased and that the other vehicle had fled the scene.

Witnesses reported to deputies that a motorcycle was on the off ramp of I39/90 turning westbound onto Highway 11 when a westbound Semi Tractor Trailer, also on E. Highway 11, failed to stop at a red traffic signal and ran over the motorcyclist. After hitting the motorcycle the Semi continued westbound on Highway 11 and fled the area. The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a white Volvo sleeper tractor pulling a white trailer.

The Medical Examiner’s office has scheduled an autopsy and will release the identity of the victim after notification of the decedent’s next of kin.

Anyone with information on this fatal crash is encouraged to call Rock County Communications at (608) 757-2244, Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 756-3636, or the Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 362-7463.

Troy J. Knudson

By: Sergeant Douglas Coulter
1st Shift Patrol Division

Rock County Sheriff's Office
200 E USH 14
Janesville, WI 53545

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-757-8000

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