One person killed in crash near Rochester in Racine Co.

RACINE COUNTY (WITI) -- Officials responded to a crash on Highway 36 and County Highway J near Rochester in Racine County on Thursday evening, June 13th.

The crash had all lanes blocked in both directions.

Officials say the crash involved two vehicles -- one heading eastbound on County Highway J, and a pickup truck that was headed northbound on State Highway 36.

Witnesses advised that one person was ejected from a vehicle and died at the scene.

A utility pole was also damaged. We Energies crews responded to the scene to repair the utility pole.

Both drivers involved were taken to the hospital.

Drivers in the area were encouraged to follow an alternate route: Northbound traffic can head north on River Road to County Highway A, eastbound on County Highway A back to Highway 36 -- and vice versa for southbound drivers.