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UPDATE: Madison man killed in crash near interstate in Beloit

UPDATE (WKOW) — Authorities have identified the driver killed in a crash with a semi Saturday night.

Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department says Leon F. Lawler, 56, was killed.

The Madison man’s death is still under investigation.


BELOIT (WKOW) — A man died in a crash on Highway 81 Saturday night, according to a spokesperson for the City of Beloit.

Director of Strategic Communications Sarah Millard wrote on the police department’s Facebook page:

“A fatal accident that occurred at 9:46 p.m. Saturday is under investigation at the intersection of Milwaukee Road and Freeman Parkway in the City of Beloit.”


Witnesses told investigators the minivan driver was headed west on Milwaukee Road (Hwy 81), and he ran a red light, hitting the semi.

The 56-year-old driver of the minivan died at the scene.  His name hasn’t been released yet.

The semi driver was not hurt.  No one else was in the accident.

Highway 81 was shutdown in both directions for about eight hours while authorities investigated and reconstructed what happened.


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