Semi carrying frozen meat overturns, closes Hwy 151

No injuries reported in crash near Platteville, officials say
Semi carrying frozen meat overturns, closes Hwy 151

No one was injured in a rollover crash involving a semi carrying frozen meat early Monday morning, according to a release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Grant County sheriff’s deputies were notified of a semitrailer rollover on northbound Highway 151 at mile marker 20 in Platteville around 2:20 a.m., officials said.

Kole Arapwasawas, 27, from Washington state, was operating a semitrailer owned by Swift Transportation when he swerved to avoid a collision with an unknown vehicle that cut in front of him, investigators said. Arapwasawas was not able to maintain control of the semitrailer and it went into the median, back onto the left lane or northbound Highway 151 and then overturned onto the driver’s side.

Arapwasawas and his passenger, Chrsanne Wasawas, were not injured in the crash, according to the release.

The semitrailer was loaded with frozen meat that was inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials said.

Highway 151 northbound was closed for nearly eight hours, and traffic was rerouted into the city of Platteville, according to the release.