Deputies: DeForest man drives minivan into semi

Man suffered life-threatening injuries
Deputies: DeForest man drives minivan into semi

A 53-year-old DeForest area man is facing life-threatening injuries after a crash in the town of Burke Thursday night, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

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 driven by the DeForest man hit the trailer at a high rate of speed.

The driver of the minivan was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He’s listed in critical condition.

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