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Deputies: Man who drove minivan into semi cited for OWI

Injured driver identified

TOWN OF BURKE, Wis. - A 53-year-old DeForest area man who is facing life-threatening injuries after a crash in the town of Burke Thursday night was cited for operating while intoxicated, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

The driver was identified Monday as Richard Berkholtz. Deputies said he remains hospitalized.

Deputies were called to Metro Drive and Highway 51 at 9:25 p.m. for a report of an injury crash involving a minivan and a semitrailer.

Investigators said the semi was exiting the parking lot of the Pine Cone truck stop and making a left turn onto Highway 51 when the minivan hit the trailer at a high rate of speed.

Berkholtz was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies said alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

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