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Semi vs. plow crash closes Highway 11

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JIM WINTER
January 6, 2008
— A Milton man was hospitalized Wednesday after the semitrailer truck he was driving collided with a Lafayette County snowplow.

Chad A. Maske, 33, Milton, was discharged from Monroe Clinic on Thursday, a clinic spokeswoman said.


Maske had to be extricated from the cab of the semi after the semi slammed into the back of the snowplow driven by David A. White, 41, Darlington.


The accident happened around 11:45 a.m. on Highway 11 near the Green-Lafayette county line.


Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley said Highway 11 was shut down for four hours while crews towed the semi and cleared debris that was strewn across both lanes of traffic.


According to a news release, Maske was westbound in his semi, owned by Millar Grain Services in Edgerton when he struck the driverís side rear corner of the plow truck, which was plowing the emergency lane to the right of the highway.


The collision caused the semi and tanker trailer to cross the roadway and enter the south ditch.


White was not injured in the crash, but he was taken to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington to be checked out at the request of the county, Pedley said.


Maske was cited for inattentive driving and a seat belt violation.


The snowplow was driven from the scene.


The South Wayne and Browntown fire departments, South Wayne First Response, Monroe EMS, Wisconsin State Patrol and the South Wayne Police Department assisted at the scene.



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