Beloit, WI (April 9, 2020) – The crash which took place on Tuesday was confirmed to be fatal. According to reports, a 46-year-old Janesville man lost his life as a result of the crash. Epigmenio C. Olvera has been identified as the victim and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Olvera crashed at an Alliant Energy natural gas regulator and caused gas to leak into the air. The leakage caused a gas outage in Beloit, according to Alliant Energy officials.
The incident took place in the evening and police arrived at the scene at approximately 7:11 p.m. After the car accident at the regulator station, it rolled over two times before landing on a gas line. The car’s impact on the gasoline caused the line to rupture and leak.
There was another male passenger in the car at the time of the crash who sustained injuries and required ambulance transportation to the hospital for treatment. The severity of his injuries has not been confirmed.
Details regarding what caused the crash have not been released. The Beloit Police Department is investigating.
Our thoughts are with the family of Epigmenio C. Olvera during this difficult time.
Injury Accidents In Beloit
Distracted driving, speeding, driving while intoxicated, not obeying the rules of the road are all leading causes for car accidents. Statistics show that in 95% of all car accidents, driver misjudgment is to blame. Reckless driving such as speeding or running red lights, for instance, account for 33% of all fatal car crashes in the country. Each year more than 37,000 people will lose their lives in car crashes.
After a tragic accident, if you lost your loved one or if you were injured due to another’s negligence it is important to connect with a Janesville automobile accident attorney. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will help you see your full legal justices after an accident.
Call the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will help you with your personal injury claim.
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