Chester, WI (October 27, 2023) – A major truck accident was reported in Dodge County on Wednesday afternoon that claimed the lives of two people while leaving multiple other victims injured.
Calls for help came into the Dodge County Sheriff’s office at approximately 245 a.m. on October 25.
Reports from authorities show that a box truck was traveling south on the northbound side of US Highway 151 during the early morning hours. As the vehicle proceeded through the Chester, Wisconsin, area, it struck a Kia sedan head-on. The sedan was then struck by one additional vehicle on the road.
The driver of the Kia, identified as a 25-year-old male, and a passenger, a 28-year-old female, both suffered fatal injuries. The two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.
A total of five additional victims, three in the third vehicle and two additional people in the Kia were all injured. The victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care. The driver of the box truck, a 69-year-old from Pennsylvania, was not injured.
At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope the five people hurt in this crash recover quickly.
Our sympathies go out to the families of the man and woman killed in this crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Wisconsin
Fatal truck accidents take the lives of thousands of people across the United States each year. There are countless instances where these accidents take the lives of innocent people right here in Wisconsin. Regrettably, we see many accidents occur as a result of negligent drivers.
Accidents involving vehicles traveling in the wrong direction of the roadway are on the rise. Unfortunately, many acts of negligence often contribute to these crashes taking place. We see many wrong-way collisions take place as a result of driving while distracted. When drivers do not pay attention to the road ahead, they may not be able to see signs or other cues on the road that let them know that they are not going in the right direction.
We also see a fair amount of wrong-way accidents take place as a result of impaired drivers. When drivers are intoxicated, they are more likely to enter the roadway in the wrong direction and cause severe harm to others. Another common factor in these accidents is simply unfamiliarity with the area. Out-of-state drivers are more likely to cause wrong-way accidents due to the fact that they may not be familiar with our roadways here in Wisconsin.
After losing a loved one in a fatal collision, your family has the right to pursue legal action against the responsible party. Seeking help from a Chester wrongful death lawyer can help to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
At Zerbst & Kluck S.C., we are dedicated to providing compassionate and fearless legal representation for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal collision. Our team understands the challenges that come with such a tragic event, and we are here to support you every step of the way. With our experience, track record of success, and commitment to seeking justice, we will fight tirelessly for your rights and help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, please do not hesitate to contact our Wisconsin personal injury law firm at 608-471-5365 for a free consultation. Let our compassionate legal team be your advocates during this difficult chapter in your life.
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