TUESDAY 10/1/19 1:05 p.m.
MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) — Manitowoc Police have released video and more information of a Monday morning crash that closed WIS 42 for much of the morning and early afternoon.
According to police, a report of an accident involving two large trucks around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Mirro Drive.
Officials say officers learned a garbage truck driven by a 39-year-old Manitowoc man was turning north onto Memorial Drive from Mirro Drive when a semi-tractor/trailer traveling south on Memorial Drive collided with the garbage truck in the intersection.
The semi was driven by a 52-year-old rural Manitowoc man.
A 33-year-old Manitowoc woman was a passenger in the garbage truck.
All three were injured and transported to area hospitals.
All lanes of traffic on Memorial Drive were closed to vehicle traffic while the incident was being investigated. Officials say all lanes were reopened at 5:05 p.m. after trucks were removed and the roadway was cleared of debris.
The driver of the garbage truck was cited for failure to yield the right of way while making a left-hand turn.
The attached audio/video is from a Maritime Metro Transit Bus.
The video is a reminder of the importance of making sure that all through traffic lanes are clear before entering an intersection from a stop sign
Manitowoc: Crash closes all lanes of traffic on WIS 42
MONDAY 9/30/19 2:20 p.m.
MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) — A crash on WIS 42 in Manitowoc closed all lanes of traffic Monday afternoon until just after 5 p.m.
The incident, near E. Magnolia Avenue on the city’s north side, is causing traffic to be detoured.
The Wisconsin DOT is advising motorists to head west on Magnolia Avenue, north on Johnston Drive, east on WIS 310, south on Woodland Drive, and return to WIS 42.
Local 5 has reached out to the Manitowoc Police Department for more information on this incident.
One of Local 5’s photographers was able to capture pictures and video of the crash.
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