UPDATE: We now know the identity of the Milton woman who died in a fatal accident in Rock County. Sheriff's Deputies say 19-year-old Teagan Nolan lost control while following a curve on Highway 59 Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle spun and hit a van. The driver of the van remains in serious condition at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- On March 5, 2014, at approximately 12:48pm, deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Officers from the Whitewater Police Department, Whitewater and Janesville Fire/EMS were dispatched to a traffic accident with injuries on E STH 59 near E Gould Rd.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel found a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina driven by a 19-year-old female from Milton, Wisconsin, in the roadway, which had been struck by a 2005 Ford Econo-line Van on the passenger side of the vehicle. The 19-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The van was driven by a 56-year-old male from, Whitewater, Wisconsin. The 56-year-old male was transported by Flight for Life to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is currently in serious condition. There was also a 63-year-old male in the passenger seat of the van who was transported by Whitewater EMS to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center with minor injuries.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team was called to investigate the accident and their initial findings show the following: The Lumina was traveling eastbound on E STH 59 and was negotiating the curve at E Gould Rd when the driver lost control of the vehicle and began to slide into the east ditch. As the driver attempted to steer out of the ditch, the vehicle spun counterclockwise and entered the westbound lane of traffic and was struck on the passenger-side by the Econo-line van, which was traveling westbound on E STH 59.
The 19-year-old female was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. Speed and road conditions appear to be a factor in the accident.
E STH 59 was closed to traffic for approximately four hours as deputies investigated the accident and cleared the scene.