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One dead after single vehicle rollover in Rock County

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ROCK COUNTY (WKOW) -- At approximately 7:20 Thursday morning, deputies from the Rock County Sheriff's Office, a trooper from Wisconsin State Patrol, Orfordville Fire and EMS, and Beloit EMS were all called to the scene of a single vehicle crash.

The crash happened on W. State Highway 81 near S. Olson Road.  Emergency personnel arriving on scene found a pick-up truck had rolled, ejecting the driver.  The 28-year-old male, of Beloit, was the only occupant of the truck.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

The initial investigation reveals the driver was westbound on 81, approaching Olson Road.  After negotiating a curve, the truck entered the north gravel shoulder, over corrected and traveled across the eastbound lane, rolled in the south ditch, ejected the driver, and crashed into a tree.  The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

It is believed the wet conditions were a factor, but the crash remains under investigation.

State Highway 81 was closed for approximately one and a half hours as emergency personnel investigated and cleared the scene.

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