UPDATE: One person dead in semi crash on Hwy 10

Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 1:12 PM CDT
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PORTAGE COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) - One person is dead and another injured after a crash on Hwy 10 Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 12:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 10 in the town of Stockton. The crash involved two tractor trailers. Initial reports indicated one of the trucks was on fire.

A preliminary investigation revealed that one of the trucks had left a nearby business and was headed east on Hwy 10 when it was struck from behind by the other truck. The driver of the truck that was rear-ended sustained minor injuries. The driver of the other truck died as a result of the crash.

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Town of Stockon Fire and EMS, Village of Plover Fire and EMS, Portage County Ambulance, Amherst Fire Department, Amherst Traffic Incident Management Team, Portage County Highway Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol. The investigation is ongoing.