Cleanup needed after accident
Gerald A. Colby, Pardeeville, was driving north on Highway 140 in Bradford Township in a semi-trailer truck about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. Colby reached for a soda can and then looked up to see the stop sign at Highway 14. He was unable to stop or negotiate the turn and crashed his rig into the culvert of the north ditch of Highway 14, according to a Rock County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Colby, who was not hurt, was cited for inattentive driving, the release said.
Davis Citgo’s towing service arrived on scene just after 4 a.m. While it removed the vehicle, traffic in the westbound lane on Highway 14 was shut down. Deputies directed and rerouted traffic to the eastbound lane for almost two hours. During the truck’s removal, 13,000 pounds of sand spilled from the 53,000-pound load, according to the release.