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Darlington, WI – One Killed in Fatal Semi-Truck Crash Involving Buggy on WI-81

by | Jun 19, 2023 | Accident News |

Darlington, WI (June 19, 2023) – One person lost their life in a semi-truck accident involving a buggy that took place in Darlington on Monday morning, June 19.

According to Lafayette County deputies, the accident happened around 3:09 a.m. on Wisconsin 81 around the area of Burke Road. Police confirmed that an Amish buggy was traveling in the area being pulled by a horse. Two siblings were headed east in the buggy, identified as 30-year-old Samuel King and 19-year-old Fannie King. The buggy was suddenly struck from behind by a 2022 Kenworth semi-truck that was traveling east and operated by 39-year-old Pavel Ivanovich Gritskan. The buggy sustained extensive damage due to the accident.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Both buggy occupants were ejected onto the roadway, leading to severe injuries. Fannie King was tragically pronounced dead on scene due to her injuries. Samuel was transported to University Hospital Madison by medical helicopter. The driver of the semi-truck did not sustain injuries. Police also confirmed that the horse pulling the buggy died on scene.

The roadway was blocked for several hours following the collision. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.

We want to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life in this accident. We also hope that the injured party receives a full recovery.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Wisconsin 

6/19 Darlington, WI – One Killed in Fatal Semi-Truck Crash Involving Buggy on WI-81

Semi-trucks are some of the largest vehicles in the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Even though they are a necessity on our roads, they are capable of causing some of the most extensive damage in the event of an accident. There are many types of trucks including delivery trucks, garbage trucks, 18-wheelers, and more. In 2018, it was reported that 73 lives were lost to truck accidents. Many of these trucks can go up to 80,000 pounds. If you have lost someone you love in a Wisconsin truck accident, you and your family may be feeling alone and confused. Speaking with a legal advocate is one of the best decisions that you can make after one of these collisions.

Losing a loved one in a truck accident can turn your life upside-down within seconds. You never expect to receive the phone call that somebody you love has been taken from you, but now where do you turn? As you are grieving immense emotional losses, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay the many bills that keep piling up. Bringing a truck accident claim can be incredibly complex, as there could be many parties at fault for one of these accidents. These include some of the following:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers of truck parts
  • Government entities

If you have lost someone you love in an accident, speaking with a Darlington truck accident attorney can help you every step of the way.

At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our attorneys will stand by your side after you have lost someone close to you in a fatal truck collision. We will tackle your claim from every angle even though we understand how overwhelming a truck accident can be. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system and work toward the compensation that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Darlington at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you.

Note: When writing this accident news article, our writers utilized secondary sources, including local news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, and, occasionally, eyewitness reports. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts pertaining to this accident. If you locate any information in this post that is inaccurate, please contact Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., right away. The article will be updated with the correct information immediately.  If requested, we will take down this post. 

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