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Beloit man killed in Rock County rollover crash

April 9, 2018 GMT

A 73-year-old Beloit man was killed Sunday evening when his pickup truck left the highway and overturned in a ditch.

The crash happened at about 7:10 p.m. on Highway 81 east of South Smythe School Road, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said.

The preliminary investigation said a pickup truck was going east on Highway 81 when the vehicle crossed the center line and went into the ditch on the westbound side, the truck hitting a culvert and going airborne, flipping end to end one time before coming to rest on the passenger side.

The driver, the only occupant in the pickup truck, was not wearing a seat belt and was trapped in the vehicle.

“Lifesaving medical interventions were performed but the driver died as a result of his injuries,” the Sheriff’s Office report said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released pending notification of family.