Two Beloit-residents were killed Sunday afternoon in a Madison auto accident.
Authorities say the accident occurred shortly before 3:00 p.m. Sunday on East Creek Road in Bradford Township. According to the accident report, a car driven by 20 year-old Christian Gonzalez Reyes was traveling eastbound on East Creek when he passed another vehicle while cresting a hill. Reyes apparently lost control of his vehicle, which began to fishtail before it slid into a ditch and struck a concrete drainage culvert head-on.
Reyes was transported by Med Flight helicopter to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was pronounced dead from severe trauma to the head and body, along with massive internal bleeding. A the front seat passenger in Reyes' vehicle, 19 year-old Cesar Arturo Vezquez, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say speed is a major contributing factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and friends during this difficult time.