Crime

2 seriously injured in wreck between semi, van hauling camper

6 of 9 people in vehicles injured, sheriff says

TOWN OF RANDOLPH, Wis. - A child and the driver of a minivan were seriously injured, and multiple others suffered injuries, in a two-vehicle crash that included nin people Friday afternoon in Columbia County, officials said. 

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of a crash between a semitrailer and a van at 2:11 p.m. on Highway 73 at County Road E in the town of Randolph. 

According to the report, the semi was headed east on County Road E and failed to stop at a stop sign. The semi struck the 2013 NV3500 Nissan Van, which was pulling a camper and headed north on Highway 73.

The driver of the semi, a 39-year-old man from Collins, Mississippi, was the sole occupant of his vehicle. He was trapped inside and crews had to extricate him, according to the report.


The sheriff's office said the driver of the minivan, a 40-year-old Lake Geneva woman, was also trapped and had to be extricated. There were seven juvenile family members in the van.

The driver of the minivan and a juvenile were in serious condition Friday afternoon, officials said. Three of the other juveniles in the van had minor injuries. The semi driver was injured as well.

The van driver and child who were seriously injured were transported to the hospital via helicopter, the report said. The remaining injured subjects were taken via ambulance to a local hospital.

Highway 73 and County Road E were closed due to the crash Friday afternoon. The crash remains under investigation, the sheriff's office said. 



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