UPDATE: Section of Highway 29 opens Tuesday morning after fatal Dunn County crash Monday night
UPDATE: All eastbound lanes on Wisconsin’s State Highway 29 in Dunn County’s Elk Mound are open after a fatal crash involving a semi Monday night.
Authorities say one person was killed in the crash and that it caused a portion of the highway to temporarily close Tuesday morning, hours after the crash happened.
The 511 Wisconsin map shows eastbound Highway 29 is now open. A news release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation states the incident was cleared just after 6:40 a.m.
According to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the intersection of Highway 29 and 970th Street in the Town of Elk Mound just after 8:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a crash involving two vehicles.
When deputies arrived, they found a pickup truck and a semi had collided. The driver of the pickup truck, identified as a 70-year-old woman, died at the scene. Authorities identified her on Friday as Debra Bice of Elk Mound.
The semi’s driver wasn’t injured during the crash.
No one else was inside any of the vehicles, however, the Sheriff’s Office says the semi was hauling pigs at the time of the crash, and added none of the pigs escaped the vehicle. The pigs were then transferred to other trailers after the vehicles were removed from the ditch.
Currently, authorities believe the pickup truck was headed west on Highway 29 and tried to turn south onto 970th Street but didn’t yield to the eastbound semi. That caused a collision, sending both vehicles off the road and down a steep embankment before hitting multiple trees.