60-year-old dead, another seriously hurt after semis collide in Dodge County
DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 60-year-old is dead and 73-year-old seriously hurt following a crash involving two semis in Dodge County.
It happened Monday, Feb. 8, on State Highway 33 just west of County Highway A in the township of Fox Lake.
According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, an initial investigation shows a 1996 Peterbilt truck-tractor with an empty box trailer was traveling east on State Highway 33. Officials say the Peterbilt and its trailer began to jackknife and partially travel over the center roadway line into the westbound traffic lane -- causing a Mack truck traveling west to strike the right side of the Peterbilt truck.
The 60-year-old driver of the Mack truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dodge County Medical Examiner. The 73-year-old driver of the Peterbilt suffered life threatening injuries and was flown from the scene by Flight for Life helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Dodge County Medical Examiner.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Randolph Police, Fox Lake Police, Randolph and Fox Lake Fire Departments, DCERT, Fox Lake and Randolph EMS, Beaver Dam Paramedics, the Sheriff’s Office Chaplain and the Dodge County Highway Department.
State Highway 33 was closed for approximately 6 hours as the scene was being cleared and the crash was being investigated.