One Dead, Another Seriously Injured, In Fox Lake Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks

(Fox Lake) One person was killed, another seriously injured, following a crash involving two semi-tractor trailers Monday in the Township of Fox Lake. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the accident on Highway 33 roughly 100 feet west of County Road A just after 10am.

The initial investigation shows that a Peterbilt truck with an empty box trailer was traveling east on Highway 33 while a Mack truck hauling whey was heading west. The Peterbilt and its trailer began to jackknife and partially traveled over the center roadway line into westbound traffic. The front of the Mack truck struck the left side of the Peterbilt.

The 60-year-old driver, and sole occupant, of the Mack truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dodge County Medical Examiner. The 73-year-old operator, and sole occupant, of the Peterbilt suffered life threatening injuries and was flown from the scene by Flight for Life to UW hospital in Madison. Highway 33 was closed for around six hours as the scene was being cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol. Assisting at the scene was 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.