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28-year-old man killed in head-on collision in Whitewater

WALWORTH COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 28-year-old man from Janesville was killed following a two-vehicle crash in Whitewater.

It happened Sunday shortly before 4 p.m. on Hwy 12 just east of Hwy P.

Upon arrival, crews found both vehicles in the ditch on the north side of Hwy 12 with extensive damage and entrapment.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Suzuki Reno, being driven by 28-year-old Brandon Garecht of Janesville, was traveling east on Hwy 12 when it attempted to pass several vehicles in a no-passing zone.

The Suzuki struck a westbound 2014 Ford F150 pickup head-on. The Ford was being driven by 69-year-old John Wallace of Richmond, IL. Both drivers were sole occupants of their vehicles.

Despite lifesaving efforts, Garecht was pronounced dead at the scene.

 Wallace was taken to a local hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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