LITTLE CHUTE - One person has been killed on Highway 41 in the Little Chutearea because of a serious crash.
The Wisconsin State Patrol says a semi rolled over near HollandRoad around 7:45 Monday morning. Marathon Cheese Transport ofMarathon, Wis., owns the truck that was carrying large rolls ofpaper. A total of six vehicles were involved.
The state patrol believes the crash happened as cars wereslowing down in response to a crash further north near Highway55.
"There were a number of vehicles traveling in the right lane astraffic slowed. There was a semi at the rear of a group of vehiclesand was unable to get stopped in time. It rear ended one vehicle,which pushed it ahead into another vehicle and essentially it was achain reaction crash," Sergeant Bradley Seymour of the WisconsinState Patrol said.
Three other people were hurt in the crash. A spokeswoman forTheda Clark Medical Center says 37-year-old Peggy Bauman ofGreenville is in critical condition, 44-year-old James Wodill ofAppleton is in serious condition and 66-year-old of Michael Kaiserof Mosinee was treated and released. 42-year-old Matthew Yost fromthe Germantown area was pronounced dead at the scene.
The state patrol says the crash is a reminder for people to payattention on the road, keep a safe distance between you and carsahead of you, and to be a defensive driver.
"A couple vehicles avoided being part of this crash by beingable to swerve into the median to avoid being rear ended," Bradleysaid.
All northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 41 are nowopen.
The semi will be removed from the ditch around 10 p.m. Crewswill be shutting down both lanes of Northbound 41 between 441 andCounty N for about five hours. The detour route will be CountyOO.
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