Tanker Trailer Overturns In Dodge County

A Wednesday morning tanker trailer accident turned into an all day affair in Dodge County.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department was notified Wednesday, 05-11-2022 at approximately 8:53 a.m., of a motor vehicle crash on Hemlock Road between USHY 151 and County Road A, in the township of Beaver Dam.   

Initial investigation showed that a 59 year old male (from Endeavor, WI) was operating a 2019 Peterbilt semi-tractor, hauling ethanol in a tank trailer east on Hemlock Road. The Peterbilt left the roadway and traveled into the south ditch, striking a culvert, and overturning the tractor and trailer.  

The male driver of the semi was not injured in the crash. Crews spent the majority of the day working to contain the spill from the trailer. Power was turned off to area residences until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, with residents allowed to return home.

Assisting at the crash scene were: Beaver Dam Fire Department, Dodge County Emergency Management, Dodge County Highway Department, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Dodge County Emergency Response Team (DCERT).