Semi Versus Van Crash Claims Two Lives In Jefferson County

(Cambridge) Two people were killed near Cambridge Friday night when a van collided with a semi-truck. The crash occurred around 7:30pm just north of Lake Ripley. Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath says based on the preliminary investigation at the scene, and witness statements, a semi-truck was westbound on State Highway 18 when it began to lose control. A van travelling eastbound on Highway 18 struck the semi. Both occupants of the van were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene with traffic control by personnel from Jefferson County Emergency Communications. The incident is under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation team.