Fatal Accident in Rock County

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UPDATE The victim has been identified as 37 year old Janesville resident Christopher Rabuck.


On November 10, 2016 at approximately 1:07 PM there was a traffic accident in Riverside Park located 2000 Riverside Drive. Michael Perry 71 struck a vehicle, a pedestrian, and a power pole. The pedestrian died at the scene.

Perry was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

This incident is still under investigation and no other information about the accident is being released at this time.

The victim’s name is not being release, at this time, to allow for family notifications.

Arrested:

Michael A. Perry
Male 71 years old
618 Sunset Dr., Janesville, WI

Charges:

Death/Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle 940.09(1)(a)
Operating While Intoxicated 346.63(1)(a)/346.63(1)(b)

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Janesville’s Riverside Park, 2000 Parkside Dr., will be closed for several hours while the police department investigates a traffic crash involving a pedestrian fatality. In addition, the crash involved a power pole causing blockage to park access. Janesville Police Department, Janesville Fire Department, Janesville Public Works, and Alliant Energy are on scene. The investigation is on going and no other details are available at this time.




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