UPDATE: MedFlight Called To Garbage Truck Crash

UPDATED: Monday, January 7, 2013 --- 3:05 p.m.

From the Dane County Sheriff's Office:

The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu involved in Saturday’s crash in the town of Dunkirk is Brooke S. Wedeward, age 21 of Stoughton. The initial investigation into the cause points to obstructed visibility. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in this crash.

Wedeward struck Mark A. Friend, age 36 of Ixonia, as he was working to empty trash bins into the back of a garbage truck, pinning him between Wedeward’s vehicle and the garbage truck. Friend was transported by Med Flight to UW Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Brooke, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained only minor injuries and was treated and released from Stoughton Hospital.

This remains an open investigation with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013 -- 1:00 a.m.

Information from the Dane County Sheriff's Department:

Madison, WI. January 5, 2013 – At approximately 10:00 a.m. Dane County Deputies, Stoughton Fire and EMS, and Med Flight responded to the area of 400 Pleasant View Drive, Township of Dunkirk for a car vs. garbage truck crash in the Southbound Lane of Pleasant View Drive. Upon arrival of first responders the operator of the garbage truck was found pinned against the rear of the garbage truck by a Chevy Malibu. It took approximately forty-five minutes to free the operator.

The operator and sole occupant of the garbage truck was transported by Med-Flight to U.W. Hospital with life threatening injuries. The operator of the Chevy Malibu, who was the only occupant, was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. At this time the names of those involved and the owner of the Garbage Truck are not being released pending notification of the families of those involved.

Anyone that has information on this crash is asked to call the Dane County tip line at (608) 284-6900, or, you can leave an electronic message via our website at www.danesheriff.com.

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