Driver swerves to avoid deer, overturns dump truck in culvert

Police: 40-year-old suffered minor injuries in crash that caused fuel spill

Published On: Dec 02 2013 03:30:04 PM CST
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TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD, Wis. -

A dump truck driver was injured Monday afternoon when his truck hit a guard rail and went into a culvert after he swerved to avoid hitting a deer, officials said.

Crews responded to the single-vehicle crash on Highway K just west of Church Road in the town of Springfield around 1:05 p.m., according to a release.

Jamie G. Thompson, 40, of Rio, was driving a large dump truck when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer, causing him to lose control, officials said. The truck then hit a guard rail and went into a culvert.

Thompson was treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to the release. The truck sustained extensive front-end damage.

Crews also assisted with a large fuel spill that resulted from the crash, officials said.

Thompson was cited for failure to maintain control of his truck.

Highway K just west of Church Road, town of Springfield