Last night emergency personnel were investigating a fatal accident near Beloit. It happened in the area of Newark and Highway 213 around 5:30 pm.
A truck and a semi collided near this area.
The female driver (27-year-old Melissa Whitten) was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her infant child was also in the vehicle and was transferred to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the semi that was involved ( 66-year-old Kirk Schmidt) was also injured and transported to a hospital.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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