Janesville SUV driver dies in head-on crash with semi truck on Highway 14

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Sep. 17—A 48-year-old Janesville man was killed Friday morning when the westbound vehicle he was driving on Highway 14 crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound semi tractor-trailer head-on, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

The man was ejected from the 1997 GMC Jimmy SUV he was driving and died at the scene, near N. Polzin Road in the town of Janesville. The 50-year-old truck driver, a resident of Albany, was uninjured, a release from sheriff's office stated.

The UV was engulfed in flames when emergency personnel arrived sometime after the 5 a.m. crash. Evansville Police, State Patrol and Janesville Fire Department personnel assisted at the scene. That section of the highway was closed to traffic for more than three and a half hours.

While the crash remains under investigation, the sheriff's office does not anticipate any charges or citations will be issued against the truck driver.

The identity of the deceased SUV driver will be released by the Rock County Medical Examiner's Office.

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