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Two injured after multiple vehicle accident involving Frito Lay, Christmas tree trucks

MAUSTON, Wis. (WKBT) - Two people were injured after a multiple vehicle accident near Mauston Wednesday morning.

At approximately 6:26 A.M. a F350 diesel ford truck hauling a large generator blew the turbo at milepost 71 creating a lot of smoke that completely engulfed the westbound lanes.

A Frito lay semi-tractor trailer driving behind the truck slowed and was hit by a holiday wholesale straight truck completely pushing the engine into the passenger compartment, pinning the passengers.

The passenger sustained non life-threatening injury. The passenger was extricated and flown to UW-Hospital in Madison. The driver of the straight truck was transported to Mile Bluff medical center for minor injuries. The driver of the Frito lay truck was not injured.

Another car swerved to the shoulder to avoid a crash with the disabled straight truck when another semi unit hauling 20,000 lbs of Christmas trees hit the car.

After hitting with the car, the semi driver over corrected to the ditch causing the semi to tip onto its side and come to rest in the ditch.

The drivers of the semi and car were not injured.

The crash is still being investigated at this time.


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