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UPDATE: One injured, one arrested, following Sunday crash in Plover

By Brandi Makuski

One man has been arrested following a Sunday collision that injured another person.

Emergency crews were called to the two-vehicle crash scene at Hwy. 54 and the I-39 ramp in the Town of Plover at about 8:15 a.m. on June 7. Upon arrival, crews found one vehicle, a Nissan Titan V8 truck, was lying on its roof with extensive front-end damage.

Crews from Adams Towing prepare to flip a vehicle over for towing. (Metro Wire photo)

The second vehicle, an SUV, had crashed into the south guardrail of Hwy. 54 and caught fire. The vehicle was “fully engulfed” when Plover firefighters arrived at the scene.

Sgt. Rob Hamilton from the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office said the Nissan, which was towing a boat, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 54 when it was struck by the SUV, whose driver had blown the stop sign. The collision caused the boat to separate from its trailer and land several yards away.

One man in the eastbound truck complained of minor injuries, Hamilton said. The male driver of the oncoming vehicle, who was not immediately identified, was uninjured and arrested for operating while intoxicate/causing injury. He is expected to see a judge for a bond hearing on Monday.

The crash forced the eastbound lane of Hwy. 54 closed for about 90 minutes while crews cleaned up the debris.

Plover firefighters, police from Stevens Point and Plover, the Wisconsin State Patrol, Portage Co. Ambulance Service, and Adams Towing all responded to assist the PCSO.