Please avoid the area of Fourth and Maple for the next few hours as we are investigating a fatal accident in the area.
A man was changing a flat tire between his vehicle and an assisting vehicle on Maple.
Another driver struck the assisting vehicle, pinning the man between the two vehicles around 8:30 pm. He was transported to a local hospital where he was declared deceased.
We send our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.
The driver who struck the assisting vehicle was taken into custody for homicide by intoxicated of a motor vehicle. The driver is a 27-year-old Beloit woman.
This remains under investigation.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting us with accident reconstruction.
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