Driver killed when truck flips on Sauk Co. highway

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 9:58 AM CDT
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TOWN OF BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV) - A driver died over the weekend when a pickup went off a Town of Baraboo highway and crashed into a guardrail, according to the Sauk Co. Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation into the one-vehicle wreck is still on-going and the Sheriff’s Office has not released the name of the driver, pending notification of the family.

The initial report indicates the Toyota truck was heading west on State Hwy. 136, near Raven Acres Drive, when the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and went onto the shoulder of the road. The driver overcorrected, investigators say, sending the pickup back across both lanes, where it struck a guardrail.

The truck then overturned, partially ejecting the driver in the process, before coming to a rest on its roof and hood, the report continued. The Sheriff’s Office noted that the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

A person who spotted the wreck Saturday night around 9:30 p.m. called the Sheriff’s Office to report it and first responders pronounced the driver dead at the scene.

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