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Commercial Motor Vehicle rollover crash

Post Date:09/14/2016 1:19 PM


Date and Time of Press Release: 09-14-16 @ 1pm

Date and Time of Event: 09-13-16 @1:46 pm

Type of Event: Commercial Motor Vehicle rollover crash

Location of Event: Chippewa County, Town of Sampson, STH 40 near 255th Ave

Persons Involved:  59 year of Male operator

Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, New Auburn fire, Bloomer Ambulance, Chippewa County HWY Dept.

Details of Event: On 09-13-16 @ 1:46 pm a quad axle milk  tanker was S/B on STH 40 when a tire blew out on the truck. The driver was not able to maintain control of the truck and entered the ditch. After entering the ditch the unit overturned causing extensive damage to the truck. After the truck had overturned a majority of the load of milk spilled. The driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. The spill was contained and cleaned up with the assistance of a private contractor. STH 40 was detoured for approximately 3.5 hours for removal and clean up of the scene.

Authority:      Lt Mitch Gibson  715-726-7826



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