Three truck collision creates need for evacuations, road detours

BEAVER, Wis. — Just before 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department, along with several area rescue squads and fire departments, responded to a three vehicle crash involving a liquid propane delivery truck one-third of a mile north of County Highway P.

Investigation of the scene revealed that a southbound auto parts delivery truck had slowed down. The truck was then struck from behind by a pickup truck that was towing a trailer loaded with another truck. After impact, the truck towing the trailer went left of the center line and collided with a northbound liquid propane delivery truck.

The liquid propane truck then entered the east ditch and rolled onto its side. The pickup truck ended up in the east ditch and parts of the delivery truck ended up in the west ditch.

All three drivers were alone and treated at the scene. Two of the drivers were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

U.S. Highway 141 traffic was rerouted around the crash onto county and town roads. Multiple wrecker services responded to assist in cleaning up the wreckage.

Due to concerns of the volatility of the liquid propane truck, deputies went to residences in the nearby are to evacuate the homes. Either no one was at home or the residence was vacant.

U.S. 141 will remain detoured until the liquid propane truck can be rendered safe and removed. More information will be released when the crash report is complete.