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Semi overturns on Hwy 81

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NEWARK (WKOW) -- A portion of Highway 81 is reopen after a semi tractor-trailer overturned Friday morning in Newark Township west of Beloit.

Authorities from Rock County Sheriff's Deputies and Fire and EMS from Orfordville Fire Department responded to the scene around 7 a.m. An investigation showed the driver was traveling west on Highway 81 when he failed to negotiate a curve. The truck and trailer overturned in a ditch after the truck hit a field access.

Highway 81 between County Highway H and County Highway K was closed and detoured for more than two hours until authorities were able to clear the scene.

The 65-year-old driver was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Authorities say speed is not believed to be a factor, but the driver was cited for failing to maintain control of the vehicle.

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