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Semis crush SUV, killing one

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Gazette Staff
October 31, 2008
— A sport utility vehicle got crushed between two semitrailer trucks on Highway 11 west of County DD on Thursday, killing a passenger in the SUV and injuring the driver.

Sheriff’s officials say one semi had stopped for a flagman because of work being done along Highway 11 in Spring Prairie Township.


The SUV was slowing or stopped behind the semi when another semi hit it from behind, crushing it under the first semi trailer.


The passenger, 78-year-old George Smith, Sr., of Burlington, was killed in the crash. The driver, his son, 50-year-old George Smith, Jr., of Burlington, was flown to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa, where he was in critical condition this morning.


Drivers of the semis were taken to local hospitals as a precaution.


The accident remains under investigation.



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