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Rock County Sheriff's Office
Thursday December 26th, 2019 :: 07:17 a.m. CST


MEDIA RELEASE: Fatal Traffic Crash on W. Rockport Rd in Janesville Township

Contact Person: Captain Mark Thompson
(608) 757-7944
Date: December 26, 2019
Case: SO1964640

On December 26, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies, City of Janesville Fire and Rescue, and MD-1 responded to a traffic crash near the 3400 block of West Rockport Rd in the Town of Janesville, Rock County, WI. Witnesses reported a 2008 Blue Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by a 19 year old Janesville man was traveling eastbound in the center of W. Rockport Rd. The vehicle abruptly swerved to the right in order to avoid collision with a legally operating westbound vehicle. The car impacted a tree resulting in the driver and passenger, a 20 year old Janesville man, being pinned inside the vehicle. Upon extrication, both parties were pronounced deceased by MD-1.

West Rockport Rd between the 3000 and 4000 blocks was shut down during the initial investigation, and traffic reopened at 3:00 a.m. Rock County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team will be conducting further investigation. The driver and passenger names will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office pending notification to the family.


By: Sergeant David E. Rossmiller
Third Shift Patrol

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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