This is a press release from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.
On Thursday, 08/19/21, at approximately 11:48 AM, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 60 in West Point Township. Initial reports were that a semi-tractor and trailer had rolled over and struck another vehicle with one person injured.
Lodi Area Fire and Lodi Area EMS were summoned to the scene along with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived to find a 2007 Kenworth semi-tractor and box trailer laying on its side leaking fuel from a fuel tank and a 2021 Toyota Highlander with major front and rear damage. The crash investigation revealed a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado K3500 heading eastbound was hauling rock with an unsecured wheelbarrow on top. The wheelbarrow fell off of the Chevrolet and into the eastbound lane of traffic. The Toyota swerved to the right and onto the gravel in an attempt to avoid the wheelbarrow. The Toyota then overcorrected, veered into the path of the westbound Kenworth, and ultimately colliding with the Kenworth in the westbound lane. The Kenworth had swerved right to attempt to avoid the collision and overturned in the north ditch. The driver of the Kenworth and Toyota were transported to area hospitals with injuries. The operator of the Chevrolet remained on scene and was uninjured.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Lodi Police Department, Prairie du Sac Fire, Bill’s Towing, and Blystone’s Towing & Recovery.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.