On 06/03/2017 at approximately 11:53 AM the Richland County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a semi-truck crash on US Hwy 14 West with possible injuries. When Law Enforcement Officers arrived, it was discovered the eastbound lane was also blocked. Upon investigation deputies determined that the semi tanker unit, owned by Barth Trucking, was eastbound and had left the roadway into the south ditch line. It continued east bound while in the ditch for approximately 800 feet, went over top of a driveway and came to rest with the semi-tractor on US Hwy 14 blocking the east bound lane of traffic. The semi driver, Ernest Hass age 70 of Cashton, had a possible arm injury and was transported by Richland County EMS to the Richland Hospital. The east bound lane of US Hwy 14 was closed for a short period of time to allow emergency personnel to clear the scene.
The Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Richland County EMS, Boaz First Responders and the Richland Center Fire Department.