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Two dead, including teenager, after four-vehicle freeway crash

Two dead, including teenager, after four-vehicle freeway crash

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Oct 4, 2011

BELOIT - Two people, including a teenager, have died while two others were injured after a series of crashes involving a semi truck and three cars on I-43 near Beloit.

The crash happened near the Hart Road exit, a couple miles away from the junction with I-39/90, at about 8:15 p.m. Monday night.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says that Amy Hayes, 58, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-43, while Evis Obando, 19, was going north in those same lanes.

According to authorities, Hayes, who was from Madison, collided head-on with Obando's car in the left lane.

Michael Davis, 50, was also driving a semi-truck northbound on I-43.

The State Patrol says he collided with both Hayes and Obando's cars after the initial collision.

Obando was then ejected from his vehicle.

William Hamlin was driving his car on northbound I-43 and swerved to try and avoid the crash, but his car swerved back and collided with the truck.

Both Hayes and Obando, who was from Beloit, died.

Neither person was wearing a seat belt, according to officials.

Jorge Murillo, 20, was in Obando's car.  He suffered what were described as non-life threatening injuries.  Murillo, who is from Delavan, was reportedly not wearing his seat belt.

Davis, who is from South Milwaukee, was not injured.  Hamlin, who is from Clinton, should also survive his injuries.