Officials from Rock County responded to a two-vehicle collision that claimed three lives on Saturday night. At 9:45 p.m., Center Township’s intersection of West State Highway 11 and North County Highway H was the scene of a two-vehicle collision attended by Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies, Fire, and EMS personnel.
When a stop sign at West State Highway 11 was present, a Nissan Maxima travelling south on North County Highway H failed to stop, according to authorities. On West State Highway 11, a Ford Escape was travelling west when it collided with the Nissan on the driver’s side.
Officials reported that both drivers and a passenger in the Nissan were pronounced dead at the site. The injured passengers from the Nissan, the Ford, and two additional passengers were all sent to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
Until the area was cleaned, the Rock County Highway Department redirected traffic on West State Highway 11 for a number of hours. According to officials, more details regarding the disaster, including the names of the deceased, may be revealed later.