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Accident kills semi-truck driver after rig drives off bridge near Dells

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

WISCONSIN DELLS - A semi-truck driver was killed and a passenger was injured, after their rig fell off a bridge near Wisconsin Dells and fell into frozen Mirror Lake.

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It happened during a snowstorm yesterday morning, as the truck was heading west on Interstate 90-94. Rescuers pulled the two victims from their cab. They were sent to a hospital, but their names and the survivor's condition were not immediately released. The State Patrol said the rig entered a median and damaged the bridge structure before falling onto the icy lake below.

A wrecker from Portage worked into the evening to get the truck removed from the lake. Both westbound lanes of the freeway were closed all night. But one lane was scheduled to open at six this morning after safety inspections of the bridge structures were completed on both sides of the freeway.

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