Two people transported via Med Flight following 2 vehicle rollover in Grant County
WINGVILLE, Wis. — Two people were hospitalized with critical injuries Wednesday after their vehicle was struck by a milk truck on Highway 18 at County Highway G.
Grant County Sheriff’s Office officials said two UW Med Flight helicopters were called to the scene for assistance. Both the milk truck and the passenger vehicle that was hit rolled after the collision, GCSO officials said in a news release.
The GCSO was notified of the crash around 11: 30 a.m. During their investigation, deputies discovered the driver of the milk truck had looked down at an electronic device while driving south on County Highway G, causing him to miss a stop sign and drive through the intersection.
As he drove through the intersection, the driver hit a 2021 Subaru that was traveling westbound on Highway 18.
Officials said the collision caused the milk truck to roll over in a field, but the driver was able to climb out of the truck, officials said. The driver was subsequently taken to a local hospital.
Both occupants of the Subaru became trapped when the vehicle rolled. When first responders arrived at the scene, they used Jaws of Life to free both occupants, according to the release. Once they were freed, one passenger was taken to a local hospital where one of the Med Flight helicopter had been diverted to. The other Med Flight helicopter landed at the scene.
According to the GCSO, both victims who were transported via Med Flight are still in critical condition.
The crash is still under investigation by the GCSO and Wisconsin State Patrol.
The GCSO, Wisconsin DNR, Montfort and Livingston fire departments, Fennimore, Lancaster and Highland emergency medical services and the Grant County Highway Department all responded to the scene.
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