U Turn Proves Fatal In Dodge County Accident
Sheriff’s officials in Dodge County have identified the truck drivers involved in a fatal crash between two semis on I-41 in the Town of Lomira early Wednesday morning. Twenty-six-year-old Anthony Cappello of Chicago, Illinois was heading north when he tried to make a U-turn in the median turn around and got stuck while trying to go through it. His tanker truck was then hit by a southbound semi driven by 66-year-old Charles Bate of Appleton. Bate died at the scene, but Cappello was not injured. The accident shut down I-41 southbound for about 6 hours.
Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says a semi driver involved in a fatal accident on I-41 early Wednesday morning shouldn’t have been trying to make a U-turn. The northbound tanker trailer was hauling water and tried to make a U-turn through the median when it was hit by a southbound semi with a box trailer. Schmidt says the northbound semi missed his turn and tried to make a U-turn through the median turn around and got stuck on the shoulder and wasn’t able to complete his U-turn. Schmidt says the driver shouldn’t have been trying to make a U-turn there. He says it would have been an illegal turn and with another semi coming it turned out to be a tragic situation. The northbound trucker wasn’t hurt, but the southbound trucker died at the scene. The accident happened in the Town of Lomira near Highway 49.