Officials have identified a Beloit man who was killed after being struck by a tree in Rock County on Saturday night.
The Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department said in a statement that Daniel R., 67, of Beloit, died in the accident on South Paddock Road near Spring Creek Road in downtown Beloit. Bealer died.
Preliminary results of a forensic investigation Monday by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Bealer, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital, died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.
The death is being investigated by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department.
Police found a white 1997 Ford Escort in the tree line north of the South Paddock Road and West Spring Creek Road intersection at around 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Northrop said the driver, later identified as Beeler, was pinned inside the car with serious injuries.
Police believe Bieler was driving north on South Paddock Road through the intersection when he rammed into a ditch on the east side of the road and hit a tree. Beeler was alone in the vehicle.
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