Two people in Wisconsin were injured Thursday evening after a semi tractor trailer and a farm truck crashed. The collision occurred in Marathon County about 9:30 p.m., according to an article posted on the WAOW website.
The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office told the news station that a call came in about the crash about 9:30 p.m. The incident happened on State Highway 153 at County Road H in the Town of Emmett.
“Both drivers were hurt and taken to the hospital,” the WAOW article reads. “The driver of the semi tractor trailer was treated and released. The driver of the farm tractor remains in the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.”
As a result of the crash, an investigation closed a section of State Highway 153 for several hours. According to various media reports, the investigation kept the highway closed until about 4 a.m.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation and the names of those involved were not immediately released to the public.
The article does not mention who may have been at fault in connection to the crash and whether anyone is facing charges.
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation asked drivers to use a detour route with eastbound drivers being asked to exit at CTH H and go north to CTH P, then east to STH. S. and back to WIS 153. Westbound traffic was asked to reverse the directions.
Preliminary data by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows that 196 fatalities have occurred as a result of a traffic collision in the state so far this year – as of May 28. Final figures from last year show that 588 people were killed on Wisconsin roads, up from 555 in 2015 and 494 in 2014.
As of May 28, eight fatalities have occurred as a result of a vehicle crash in Marathon County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website. In 2016 a total of 9 people were killed in Marathon County due to a vehicle crash and 15 fatalities were reported in 2015.