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Four die in Saturday accident

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Catherine W. Idzerda
November 30, 2013

TOWN OF BRADFORD—Four people died as the result of a accident Saturday that closed Highway 11/14 for more than three hours.

Talia S. Enciso, 18, and three other family members, Alvino Ortiz, 43, and two children, ages 7 and 14, died in the accident that took place just before 10:19 a.m., according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

Enciso and the 7- and 14-year-old were the daughters of Ortiz, according to Sgt. Josh Lund of the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

According to the news release, Enciso was driving a 2009 Honda north on Highway 140 when she failed to yield the right-of-way at the stop sign at Highway 11/14. Enciso's car entered the intersection where it was hit by an eastbound Dodge Ram truck driven by Timothy S. Votow, 43, of Janesville.

The truck was pulling a travel trailer. Votow and the passenger in his car, Cheri L. Votow, 42, also of Janesville, were not injured.

Enciso was a senior at Big Foot High School in Walworth, said Mike Hinske, school principal. “She was a nice, caring young woman,” Hinske said. “She certainly will be missed.” Hinske said that Enciso was involved in many clubs, and was an “active part” of the school community.

Enciso participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, and was the regional representative for the group last year, according to the Lake Geneva Regional News. She also had been on the school's honor roll on more than one occasion.

No citations are expected to be issued as a result of the crash, the news release said. The Rock County Sheriff's Office crash reconstruction team was called to the scene along with fire and EMS personnel from Clinton, Beloit and Janesville.



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