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One person arrested after early morning crash in Beloit


BELOIT (WKOW) -- The Beloit Police Department is investigating a two vehicle accident that occurred shortly before 5:00 this morning near Eighth Street and Euclid Avenue.

A vehicle driven by Spenser T. Hubbard, age 22, was traveling northbound on Eighth Street at a high rate of speed when he struck another vehicle traveling westbound on Euclid Avenue. 

After striking the vehicle driven by Salvador Cabrera-Ortega, age 40, Hubbard's vehicle drove through a yard and came to rest against a residence on Eighth Street.

Members of Beloit Fire Department were called to the scene to extricate victims from both vehicles.

Hubbard was transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville for non-life threatening injuries.  A 17-year-old female passenger in his vehicle was flown by helicopter to UW Madison Hospital and is listed in serious condition.  Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

Cabrera-Ortega, of Beloit, and his six-year-old daughter were transported to Beloit Hospital for minor injuries and were treated and released.   The little girl was not restrained with a seatbelt or car seat.

The scene was cleared shortly after 8:00 a.m. 

In addition to the excessive speed, investigators believe alcohol and/or other drugs were a contributing factor.

Hubbard will be held on an initial charge of causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.  Additional charges will be assessed at the conclusion of the investigation.

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