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Firefighter killed in Wisconsin highway accident

A crash under investigation on Highway O in Lake Mills resulted in the death of a Jefferson firefighter, according to law enforcement authorities. The crash occurred just after noon and involved three motorcycles and a truck. According to initial reports about the accident, one of the motorcycles crossed the highway's center line and collided with the truck. The remaining motorcycles crashed while attempting to avoid the initial accident.

The driver of the motorcycle that collided with the truck initially, the Jefferson firefighter, did not survive the crash. A second motorcyclist sustained injuries that required transport to the hospital. The truck driver and one of the third motorcycle rider sustained only minor injuries not requiring hospitalization. No specific information is available about the exact injuries sustained by the other people involved in the accident. No other personal injury reports arose from the highway accident.

Although law enforcement outlined the basic elements of the accident, the investigation into the collision is ongoing. Law enforcement have issued no citations regarding the accident. At this time, none of the surviving individuals involved in the accident have been named as causing the crash.

Pursuing a personal injury claim following an auto accident may include both pursuing a claim with an insurance company and facing the prospect of filing a lawsuit. A personal injury attorney may assist on both fronts. A personal injury attorney may directly assist in pursuing a claim with an insurance company. If the claim is not settled through the claims process, a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer may pursue a lawsuit on behalf of an injured or killed individual.

Source: NBC 15 WMTV, "Multi-vehicle crash kills Jefferson firefighter; 3 others injured", August 25, 2013

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