Chester, WI (May 20, 2023) – Around 8:29 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, May 20, one person was killed in a fatal truck accident on a highway in Chester.
According to Dodge County deputies, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of USH-151 around the area of Highway M. Police confirmed that a 2020 International tractor-trailer was parked in the northbound lanes when it was suddenly struck by a 2017 Chevy Sonic passenger vehicle due to reasons that are still being investigated. The vehicles were damaged as a result of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A front-seat passenger in the Chevy Sonic, who has been identified as a 38-year-old woman, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of that same vehicle, identified as a 59-year-old male, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. A 14-year-old female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and also sustained serious injuries, and was hospitalized. A 9-year-old in the vehicle also sustained minor injuries and was treated.
The driver of the semi-truck, identified as a 32-year-old man, was not hurt but remained on scene.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We want to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. We also hope that the injured parties receive a speedy recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Wisconsin
Though truck accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads, they still continue to occur and cause extensive harm to those involved every year. Wisconsin is no stranger to this reality, with handfuls of people being involved in truck accidents every year. In 2018, it was reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that 73 people were killed in fatal truck accidents in Wisconsin. If you and your family have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody close to you in a truck accident can be an impactful time in your life. As you are grieving your losses, you should not have to worry about the bills that pile up against you and your family. There are many parties who could be to blame for a fatal truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
You have options after a fatal truck crash. This is why you should speak with a skilled and compassionate Chester truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to help you and your family after a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a truck accident can be and offer our help and resources to you when you need them the most. Our attorneys will help you gain the compensation that is needed to get back on your feet. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Chester at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you.
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