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UPDATE: One person dies after serious crash on Hwy 81

UPDATE (WKOW) — Highway 81 is back open Saturday morning after a serious crash.

It started around 6 p.m. Friday night on Highway 81, west of Beloit.

A driver was trying to pass a car, and hit an SUV head on. The driver of the passing car, a 62-year-old man from Juda, died. The driver of the SUV has serious injuries.

Highway 81 was shutdown for six hours.

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NEWARK (WKOW) — Highway 81 westbound is closed at Beloit Newark Road, west of Beloit due to a serious crash.

WisDOT reported the collision and announced the road closure at 6:14 p.m. A Rock County dispatchers say Highway 81 is closed in both directions from Beloit Newark Rd. to County Rd. K.

It’s not yet clear how many vehicles are involved or if there are any injuries.

Rock County Deputies and Orfordville firefighters are responding.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates. 

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