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Janesville man dies in head-on collision, driver arrested for alleged OWI homicide

May 6, 2019

A Janesville man was killed after a head-on crash Saturday night in Janesville, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 33-year-old man was a passenger in a Ford Mustang that was attempting to pass another car on Highway 14, north of East Highway MM. While trying to pass, the driver of the Mustang collided with a Buick Encore coming from the opposite direction at around 9:15 p.m.

The driver of the Encore was taken to the hospital with minor injuries but eventually released.

The 33-year-old man died at the scene.

The driver of the Mustang, Thomas Bluhm, also of Janesville, was arrested on tentative charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and second-offense operating while intoxicated. Bluhm was booked into the Rock County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

The crash shut down Highway 14 for about five hours Saturday night and into the morning. It reopened around 2 a.m. Sunday.